Gearing up for Garlic

As we finish putting our summer beds to rest and harvest our fall greens, it’s time to start thinking about the first planting for next season: garlic.

This hardy crop, planted in the fall for an early summer harvest, is easy to grow in Mid-Missouri. Just follow these few simple steps.

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Straw Mulch for Community Gardeners

straw mulch with potatoesStraw mulch is now available for Community Garden Coalition gardeners at the Ash Street Garden.  Stop by the garden at 201 West Ash Street and pick up a bale of straw mulch for your plot.  Straw mulch has many benefits for your garden, including weed suppression, moisture retention, and shading the soil from the hot summer sun.  It is also reusable! Spread it over your garden in the fall to keep the soil covered through the winter, then use it again next year.

Seed for Thought

If you’re anything like me, this warm weather and sunshine has got you
thinking about the coming garden season! While tomatoes and peppers might seem like a long way off, February is the time to start ordering your seeds and getting cold season seedlings started indoors.

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