March is an ideal month to plant rhubarb. The perennial favors cool weather. It produces large, floppy leaves attached to succulent stalks or petioles that grow from short, thick underground rhizomes.
Poring over newly-arrived seed catalogs is an excellent way to combat the "blahs" brought on by a dreary February day.
Trees, shrubs and perennials may be planted as soon as they become available at local nurseries.
Your houseplants may look like they need CPR after you bring them inside to protect them from falling temperatures.
At light levels above its compensation point, a plant continues to grow because the food manufactured via photosynthesis exceeds the amount used by respiration.
Unfortunately, most Missouri soils are less than ideal for gardening.
Keep your garden area close to you to reduce stooping and bending. Raised beds, with the center no more than 3 feet from the edge, reduces reaching.
Saving one's own garden seeds is a false sense of economy. In the world of gardening, seeds are one of the least expensive costs, but perhaps the most important investment.
Most people who are active in caring for their lawns and landscaped plants are aware of and concerned about the decline of insect pollinators, such as certain types of bees and butterflies.
Like surgeons and dentists, gardeners should work with clean tools.
The best way to make sure your plants get the right nutrients is to have the soil tested.
If you can't remember, you need From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar. This journal will keep you organized with the details of your garden in one handy place.
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