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How to Choose and Apply Fertilizer

By Justin Keay [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener Winter 2019 issue, and is part of a 4-part series on how to take a soil sample and how to analyze a soil test report and then use that information to purchase and apply the appropriate fertilizer.] Now that you’ve taken a soil sample, had it analyzed and

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Shrunken Treasures

A photo of Columbine 'Little Lanterns'

Our Missouri natives provide beautiful blooms on tough plants. Some of these spectacular beauties can grow upwards of 6’ or ever more, causing them to be too large for some of our smaller gardens. By Abby Lapides [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener July/August 2018.] Our Missouri natives provide beautiful blooms on tough plants. Some of these

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Various Methods to Suppress Weeds

An image of weed suppression techniques being applied to a garden.

Weed pressure in the garden can be daunting. Successful weed management in organic agriculture is a challenge that requires patience, preventative measures, dedication, and a commitment to following through with the systems put into place. By Crystal Stevens [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener June 2018 issue.] Weed pressure in the garden can be daunting. Successful weed

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Horseradish–Some Like it HOT!

An image of horseradish plants

For years I have referred to horseradish as a root vegetable that is thankfully perennial. This pungent root that can be grated or processed into a strongly flavored garnish for meats and vegetables, grows very well in our loamy soils and with hot dry summers. By Steffie Littlefield [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener June 2018 issue.]

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Clematis: Queen of the Vines

a photo of Clematis Rooguchii

Profusions of flowers climbing up a trellis, spilling over walls, creeping through the garden as a showy groundcover, Clematis do it all. By Abby Lapides [This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener June 2018 issue.] Profusions of flowers climbing up a trellis, spilling over walls, creeping through the garden as a showy groundcover, Clematis do it all. Clematis

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