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Enjoy the show

Several central Missouri highways have reputations for being particularly beautiful autumn drives. Read more

Caring for Houseplants

To many people, a home is not complete without potted plants. Read more

Taste it

For the flavor of fall, sprinkle baked squash, sweet potatoes or apples with chopped nuts. Read more

Prepare for lush lawn next spring

Weed-free turf beautifies and adds greater usefulness to home landscapes, recreational areas, and public and industrial grounds. This is an important time to fertilize and it's the best time to apply broadleaf herbicides.

ApplesHow to select, store, prepare and preserve apples

Store apples in a cool place below 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the fall following harvest. After this time, they deteriorate rapidly and should be kept in the refrigerator. Read more

An apple a day

Apples are a good source of fiber, especially if you eat the peel, and they contain only a trace of sodium and fat. They are a dieter's dream--a medium apple is only about 80 calories. We are lucky in Missouri to have a good supply of fresh apples. Read more

Apple butter recipe

Use Jonathan, Winesap, Stayman, Golden Delicious, MacIntosh, or other tasty apple varieties for good results. Read more

BatBat-proof your home

Halloween may be a night for little ghosts and goblins to celebrate, but the holiday also signals the start of the best time for homeowners to exclude another creature of the night from their homes. Read more


Healthy trick or treating

When the trick or treaters ring your doorbell, what will you have for them that’s healthy? Read more

PumpkinEating pumpkin

Pumpkin adds fiber to the diet and is a rich source of vitamin A. Naturally low in calories, pumpkin contains only a trace of sodium and fat and no cholesterol. Read more

Mulches provide many benefits to plants

Benefits vary with the material used, the type of soil, the kind of plant and the cultural practices used. Read more

Nutrition for educationFuel for school

Nutrition plays an important role in assuring kids a successful school year. Read more


Chain saw safety

Chain saws have become an everyday tool. Read more

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Garden journal and calendar

This how-to guide and information resource provides a place to keep all gardening information, plans and notes together.