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Controlling Powdery Mildew

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Controlling Powdery Mildew
As a gardener living in St. Louis with wet springs and humid summers, you get use to pests, insects, disease and other problems. But the one problem that bothers me the most is powdery mildew. Crowded plants with poor air circulation, dampness and high humidity help encourage growth. Powdery mildew is a fungus that can overwinter in plant debris which produces spores in the spring. The spores are carried by wind, insects and splashing water. Some ways to control powdery mildew include: Choose h...
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Growing Citrus Indoors

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Growing Citrus Indoors
Have you ever thought how fun it would be to have your own lemon tree or an orange tree in your own home?  The flowers of citrus plants are delightfully fragrant, usually with thick snow white petals on flowers that pollenate, seemingly, like magic. We have been growing citrus trees, in pots, here at the Kemper Center for quite a few years now. We had a calamondin orange tree (Citrus x calamondin) for about five or six years. It was just a 6 inch cutting when we began. The fact that it wa...
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How to Make an Indoor Hydroponic Herb Garden

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How to Make an Indoor Hydroponic Herb Garden
Last summer at the Kemper Center, we showed visitors how to plant and care for an Indoor Kitchen Herb Garden. All of our displays are here to show how the same gardens can be done at your own homes. This year we wanted to try something different: Hydroponics. Follow the link to information on "How to Make a Hydroponic Indoor Herb Garden." Have fun! Debbie Kirkpatrick, Kemper Horticulture Assistant
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