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  1. Vegetable Gardening

    Vegetable Gardening

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    Vegetable gardening is a rewarding activity that can provide fresh, flavorful produce. It offers many of the same benefits as other gardening activities, including exercise, fresh air, landscape beautification and enjoyment. In addition, it promotes... Continue reading this description

  2. Managing Lawns and Turfgrass

    Managing Lawns and Turfgrass

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    It takes some time and effort to develop a lawn with the right mixture of turfgrass species and varieties for your landscape and situation, but it is worth the investment to achieve results that are attractive, durable and easy to maintain. Important... Continue reading this description

  3. Wildflowers in the Home Landscape

    Wildflowers in the Home Landscape

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    The word wildflower seems a contradiction when used to describe plants growing in the garden. How can a plant growing in cultivation be wild? The word means different things to different people, but all plants we grow were at some time wild... Continue reading this description

  4. Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques

    Organic Vegetable Gardening Techniques

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    In agriculture, the word organic has come to mean “foodstuff grown or raised without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides or hormones.” According to the USDA National Organic Standard Board, organic agriculture:Is an ecological production... Continue reading this description

  5. Cool-Season Grasses: Lawn Maintenance Calendar

    Cool-Season Grasses: Lawn Maintenance Calendar

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    Established lawns may be maintained at different levels of perfection according to individual situations and desires, but good lawns seldom “just happen.” This summary outlines major steps required to maintain a high-quality lawn year... Continue reading this description

  6. Selecting Landscape Plants: Flowering Trees

    Selecting Landscape Plants: Flowering Trees

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    Flowering trees add beauty and seasonal interest to the landscape. Many, including the popular flowering dogwood (Figure 1), have colorful or interesting fruits that may be edible or attractive to birds.In the landscape, flowering trees are secondary... Continue reading this description

  7. Low-Maintenance Landscaping

    Low-Maintenance Landscaping

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    Few homeowners intentionally install a landscape that requires a great deal of maintenance. However, unless care and planning are used in landscaping, you may find yourself spending more time taking care of the yard than you had hoped.The term... Continue reading this description

  8. Fruit Production

    Fruit Production

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    Missouri is home to almost all temperate zone fruit plants, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, currants, blueberries, grapes, apricots, cherries, plums, nectarines, peaches, apples and pears. They can be harvested from... Continue reading this description

  9. Soils, Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Management

    Soils, Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Management

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    Soil as a medium for plant growth can be described as a complex natural material derived from weathering of rocks and decomposition of organic materials, which provide nutrients, moisture and anchorage for plants.Soil is a mixture of minerals,... Continue reading this description

  10. Vegetable Planting Calendar

    Vegetable Planting Calendar

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    Home production of vegetables has been increasing in popularity in recent years.  In addition to saving on the family food bill, the availability of fresh, inexpensive produce from the family garden is conducive to maintaining good dietary... Continue reading this description

  11. Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions

    Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions

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    Here are answers to questions about vegetable gardening.Cool-season vegetableWhich varieties of asparagus can tolerate heat?Some of the "West Coast" varieties such as 'Atlas' and 'UC 157' are more heat tolerant (85 degrees... Continue reading this description

  12. Raised-Bed Gardening

    Raised-Bed Gardening

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     Raised-bed gardening is a popular technique for growing plants in Missouri. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees and shrubs may be grown in raised beds, which can be attractive as well as useful (Figure 1).Figure 1Raised beds are not only... Continue reading this description

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