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It's Time to Watch for Tomato Problems!

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It's Time to Watch for Tomato Problems!
OK, go ahead and admit it, I think we all do it! We compare notes and info with our friends, coworkers, relatives, and neighbors to find out who picked that first ripe tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum ).  It's been a cool start this year but by now tomatoes should be starting to ripen.  Every gardener has their “tricks” when it comes to winning the race.  Some gardeners purchase a plant that already has some blossoms or small fruits on it, but is that really fair...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: tomato , disease , help , problems | Comments (0) | View Count: (1617)

It's Time for Edible Gardening

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It's Time for Edible Gardening
Interest in growing fruits and vegetables continues to increase and this being Foodology year at the Missouri Botanical Garden you should be aware of all the terrific resources we have available for home vegetable and fruit gardeners. Two very useful pages have just been added in the “Gardening Help” section of the web site. These pages under the “Edible Gardening” menu contain links to a full range of information on both vegetable and fruit gardening. For example, on t...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: fruits , vegetables , tomatoes | Comments (0) | View Count: (1992)

Repairing Damaged Arborvitae

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Repairing Damaged Arborvitae
It’s hard to believe that just 8 days ago we had over a foot of snow on the ground and we saw many plants damaged from heavy snow. The photo of arborvitae last week showed how these evergreens are very susceptible to snow buildup. In the case of arborvitae, however, they are supple and will bend quite a bit but still we had a few plants that had some snapped branches. Even with gentle snow removal and quick thawing, though, many plants failed to straighten up so we had to give them some ge...
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