Gardening Calendar supplied by the staff of the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening located at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Week 1: Pick pears before they are fully mature. Store in a cool, dark basement to ripen.
- Weeks 3-4: Bury or discard any spoiled fallen fruits.
- Week 4: Paw paws ripen in the woods now.
- Week 4: Check all along peach tree trunks to just below soil line for gummy masses caused by borers. Probe holes with thin wire to puncture borers.
Photo credit: Anja Pietsch