May Tip: Controlling Caterpillars

If you’re noticing some holes in your cabbages, collards, or other greens it most likely is caused by caterpillars.  It always seems right when the plants start looking great that the caterpillars come out in mass. Luckily caterpillars are one of the easy pests to control in the garden. The best way to get rid of […]

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April Gardening Tip: Should I Plant My Tomatoes Yet?

Should I Plant my Tomatoes Yet? By: Dean Gunderson One of the most frequent questions we get this time of year is some variation of, “can I plant my tomatoes yet?”  The answer is no!  As a warm season crop tomatoes cannot tolerate any frost.  Technically you can plant them as soon as the last […]

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March Tip

March is the month of spring gardening!  This is the month to plant all of your cool season vegetables.  Starting in mid-March you are safe to plant root crops, greens, and brassicas. This is the time to plant carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, spinach, lettuce, collards, kale, chard, mustard greens, arugula, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, bok […]

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How to Read a Seed Packet

Seed packets have tons of useful information and it is important to look at all the information over just a pretty picture. Pretty much all seed packets will have the following information on them. Reading seed packets not only helps you become a better gardener but it will also help you learn about the different […]

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Harvesting and Curing Sweet Potatoes

Anxious to harvest sweet potatoes? Hold off! While you can technically harvest as soon as the tubers reach a decent size, the longer they are in the soil the sweeter and higher in vitamin content the sweet potatoes will be.⠀ Ideally, gardeners should wait until right before the first frost to harvest to achieve the […]

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Growing Water Chestnuts in St. Louis

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