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  • September Gardening Calendar

    OrnamentalsWeeks 1-4: Continue planting evergreens now.Weeks 1-3: Cuttings of annuals can be taken now to provide vigorous plants for overwintering.Weeks 1-3: Herbs such as parsley, rosemary, chives, thyme and marjoram can be dug from the garden and placed...

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  • Beware of Toxic Wild Berries

     Late-summer into early fall is a period when the fruits of many plants in the wild begin to mature. Unfortunately, it also is a period when plant poisonings tend to be more prevalent. Children are the most common victims because of their tendency...

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  • Guest Post: Missouri Organic’s How to Calculate Mulch

    Mulch is not just for aesthetics, mulching is a very important part of maintaining a beautiful, healthylandscape. It's critical to maintaining constant soil temperature, keeping weeds under control, andmaintaining correct soil moisture in hot dry conditions.Mulch...

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  • Turfgrass: Give Cool-Season Grasses a Boost

    September is almost here and that means it is prime time to fertilize your tall fescue or Kentucky bluegrass lawns. If you could only fertilize your cool-season grasses once per year, this would be the best time to do it.        These grasses...

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  • Harvesting Winter Squash

    Summer squash such as zucchini and scallop are harvested while immature but winter squash such as acorn, hubbard and butternut are harvested later, in the mature stage, after the rind is tough and seeds have developed. We normally think September is...

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  • Vegetables: Fall Gardens

    This is the time of year we normally think of planting a fall garden. Crops that can be planted now include lettuce, radishes, spinach, and similar crops. There still is time to raise another crop of green beans along with some summer squash. If you...

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  • August Gardening Calendar

    OrnamentalsWeeks 1-4: Continue spraying roses that are susceptible to black spot and other fungus diseases.Weeks 1-4: Annuals may appear leggy and worn now. These can be cut back hard and fertilized to produce a new flush of bloom.Weeks 1-4: Deadhead...

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  • 21st Annual Master Gardener State Conference

    Final days for big savings in registration for 21st Annual Master Gardener State Conference! This conference is open to anyone interested in gardening. Bring a spouse or friend and enjoy the hospitality of Kansas City. Early Bird Rate ends on July 31st...

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  • Gardeners Gathering

    Thursday, August 18, 2016 “Annual and Perennial Weed Families and How to Send Them Packing” The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present: " Annual and Perennial Weed Families and How to Send Them Packing” Thursday August 18, 2016, 6:30...

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  • Weird Squash, Cucumbers or Melons

    Occasionally we receive a call from someone who has a squash (or cucumber or melon) that just doesn’t look like what was supposedly planted. They often wish to know if that fruit had cross-pollinated with another vegetable close by. In such cases, the...

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