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Some Weeds Good Enough to Eat

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Some Weeds Good Enough to Eat
In the years I’ve been at the reception desk in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening, I have answered many gardening questions. The question that usually stumps me is ‘if it’s growing in my yard, why can’t I eat it?’ Of course, I did my research and found there are some plants growing in our yards that are edible. First of all, if you can’t identify the plant or haven't used a reputable book or website to identify a plant - don't eat it! Many common weeds a...
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What’s Wrong with my Tomatoes?

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What’s Wrong with my Tomatoes?
Kemper Center for Home Gardening is continuing the FREE Wednesday Morning Demonstrations focusing on the Visual Guides on the Missouri Botanical Garden website. For August and September we are featuring Visual Guides on tomato problems:  Tomato Foliage Problems,  Tomato Fruit Problems and Top 10 Problems of Tomatoes. On the last Wednesday of August and September you will see examples and pictures of tomato problems, fruit and plant anatomy and nutrient problems. Drop in anytime betwe...
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Butterflies Take Flight at Kemper

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Butterflies Take Flight at Kemper
You are invited to stop by the Kemper Center for Home Gardening to see the latest project my volunteers and I have put together for the ‘Native Milkweed for Monarchs’ display. It is part of our Visual Guide Demonstrations featured bi-monthly. We decided that cardstock would hold up the best because of the humidity from the plants. We chose oranges/yellows in theme with monarchs.  Our goal was for the butterflies to look like they were clustering and flying off the windows. I fo...
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