This Week in Gardening & Nature

Photo of vegetable harvest: four yellow, red, green roasting peppers, a green bell pepper, an Italian zucchini, green and purple pole beans lying on newspaper on wood kitchen table

Pro Tips from Seed St. Louis: Controlling Cabbage Worms/Caterpillars on cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collards, kale

Pro Tips from Missouri Botanical Garden: Gardening by Month- September Tips & Tricks, Pests & Problems

Tuesday Deadline to order native Missouri plants online from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery for pick-up Saturday at Kirkwood Farmers Market.

9 am Thursday Horticulture Hike at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Horticulturalist led walking tour focusing on trees, shrubs, and flowering plants. Be prepared to walk on uneven terrain with moderate slopes. Register

7:30 am – Noon Friday Workshop at Lewis & Clark Community College, Edwardsville, Illinois. Native by Design: Successful Gardens for Pollinators and People. $25 for Grow Native Missouri and Missouri Prairie Foundation Members, $30 non-members, $15 with student ID. Register

1:30 pm Friday Leaf Walk at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Master Guide led walking tour. Register

10 am to 2 pm Saturday Grow Native Missouri’s St. Louis Area Native Plant Sale at World Bird Sanctuary, Valley Park. Order in advance from four vendors to pick up or shop at the sale.

10 am – 9 pm Saturday Astronomy Festival at Tower Grove Park. Lots of activities including Noon Lunch & Learn Astronomy Talk: Urban Light Pollution and Bird Migration.

7 pm Saturday Missouri Conservation Department’s Harvest Moon over the Confluence at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area. 1 Seat remaining. Register

Sept 14th Seed St. Louis & St. Louis County Library Virtual Workshop: Season Extension and Winter Gardening. Register

Sept 14th-24th Missouri State Parks Fourth Annual Picking Up Pawpaws Contest at Bennett Spring State Park, near Lebanon, a little over a three and a half hour drive from St. Louis.

Annual Tulip & Daffodil Sale. Order now from Brightside St. Louis for pick up Sept 30 or Oct 1st at Forest Park Greenhouse. 30 for $17.

Oct 1st Deadline to enter Missouri Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest. Categories: Natural Resources, State Parks & Historic Sites, People Enjoying Missouri Outdoors.