Horticulture

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  • Friday, March 24, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Plant brassicas now so they mature before summer’s heat arrives, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. They are “nutritional powerhouses” that thrive in cool weather.
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  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – One of the most common problems homeowners have with their lawns is that they do not know what kind of grass is in it.
  • Monday, March 20, 2017
    BETHANY, Mo. – Plan to eat a rainbow when you map out your vegetable garden this spring.
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  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It is time to plant some bulbs indoors for later enjoyment outdoors, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Spring greens from the woods can add nutrition and flavor to your diet.
  • Friday, March 3, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Turning organic matter into compost takes science and art. The finished product enriches gardens and farm fields.
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017
    WEBB CITY, Mo. – A local foods workshop to help farmers markets vendors increase sales is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Webb City Public Library.
  • Thursday, March 2, 2017
    MARK TWAIN LAKE, Mo. – Smoke billows from the sugar shack where U.S. Marine veteran Jeremy Beaver cooks maple syrup.
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  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fans of the popular public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” know that rhubarb cures life’s ailments. When life cannot get any worse, “one little thing can revive a guy, and that is a piece of rhubarb pie,” according to the show’s creator, Garrison Keillor.
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  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    MEXICO, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension Master Gardeners and Grow Well Missouri partner to plant seeds of hope in food pantry clients at Mexico’s Help Center.
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  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – You can’t grow turkey in the straw. However, you can grow side dishes and floral centerpieces for a turkey dinner in the straw.
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  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The cyclamen is Cupid’s flowering love child.
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  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
    BETHANY, Mo. – Although many in Missouri think about mushrooms when the morels are at their peak in April, people who grow mushrooms at home or commercially need to be thinking about them much of the year, says a University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist.
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The little-known kalanchoe is the firecracker of houseplants.
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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Terrariums are back in style for plant lovers, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Monday, December 5, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional plants adorning homes at this festive time of the year can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Your houseplants may look like they need CPR after you bring them inside to protect them from falling temperatures.
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –  Ben Franklin’s adage of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could be gardeners’ theme song for November.
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Minor bulbs make a major splash in early spring.
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  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. – Feed your garden and it will feed you.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you hate raking and bagging leaves, University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Brad Fresenburg has good news for you.
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – This fall millions of Americans will make an annual pilgrimage to a retail outlet to purchase a vegetable that, unfortunately, they are very unlikely to eat, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Monday, October 3, 2016
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – It’s the time of year when walnuts will start dropping off their trees.
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  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many spring flowerbeds awaken with the vibrant colors of tulips. Once a valuable currency, tulip has a history as vibrant as its petals.
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  • Friday, September 23, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – They are big, beautiful and bold. Their show-stopping flowers pack a wallop of color.
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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The unique beauty and pleasing fragrance of carnivorous plants lure unwary prey into their clutches. From an insect’s point of view, carnivorous plants are lovely to behold until they grab hold.
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  • Friday, August 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — A penny saved is a penny earned, but saving seeds from the garden can be a questionable use of time and energy.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Plants and people are alike when it comes to sizzling temperatures.
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  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Homeowners who usually leave decisions about watering the lawn to the whims of the weather might be having second thoughts as summer gets off to a dry start.
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A healthy garden starts from the ground up.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If the leaves of your roses, shrubs or soybeans look like swiss cheese, the culprit could be Japanese beetles.
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