Getting into gardening for the first time this year? Or just determined to reap a bigger, better harvest?
Either way, K-State has an excellent collection of gardening resources available as free PDF downloads. (Use the subtopic menu on the right to browse your options.)
This extensive collection focuses on a wide range of vegetable gardening topics:
- Fall gardening.
- Container gardening.
- Recommended varieties.
- Planning a garden.
- Harvest and storage.
- Seeding and planting.
- Reclaiming potentially contaminated sites.
But in this treasure trove there are two highlights that particularly stand out:
- Factsheets on growing specific vegetables.
- The Kansas Garden Guide, covering just about everything you need to know about gardening in the Sunflower State.
These resources tend to address pest and disease problems with chemicals. However, do not let that deter you from making use of the expertise shared in these publications. There is much to glean here about everything from planting times to proper watering to harvest and storage.
The K-State vegetable PDFs are useful anywhere, and they are indispensable for anyone trying to master the nuances of gardening in Kansas. And they’re free!