K-State Horticulture Newsletter

K-State Horticulture Newsletter
K-State Horticulture Newsletter

Gardening in Kansas can be a very unique experience. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find information tailored to our somewhat unpredictable climate and growing conditions.

Fortunately, K-State has filled the gap with a weekly newsletter packed with useful and timely information that gardeners of all stripes will appreciate. Whether you have a kitchen garden, a large orchard, or just a few flowers in pots, you will find a wealth of tips to keep your plants thriving.

Just to give you a very small sampling of previous topics:

  • Conservation trees from the Kansas Forest Service.
  • Bird feeding.
  • Plants recommended for Kansas.
  • Pruning fruit trees.
  • Fertilizing perennial flowers.
  • Managing turf in shade.
  • Organic sources of nitrogen fertilizers.
  • Butterfly gardening.
  • Helps for new vegetable gardeners.
  • Field bindweed control.
  • Rabbits in the garden.
  • Strawberry bed renewal.
  • Harvesting potatoes.
  • Inexpensive method of watering trees.
  • Storing apples.
  • Harvesting and roasting sunflower seeds.
  • Tucking in your lawnmower for the winter.
  • Dormant seeding of turfgrass.
  • Poinsettia care.
  • Firewood.

Not only will you read a diverse array of useful information, but you will learn what you need to know right on time, with a bit of wiggle room for planning. A new issue is archived online every week. You can also subscribe electronically—check the latest issue for instructions.

What a useful resource! A must for every Kansas gardener.

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Motivated by her experience growing up on a small farm near Wichita, Kansas, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to supply Kansas country living enthusiasts with the innovative resources that they need to succeed and has now been keeping families informed and inspired for over five years. Michelle is the author of three country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching, writing, or living out the country dream.