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,…… Continue reading K-State Horticulture Newsletter

Manual Pest Control

For minor to moderate insect problems, there is one pest-control solution that works every time: hand-picking the bugs. Gardeners still swear by this time-honored method of controlling pests.  Many people patrol their gardens daily, scouring the plants for signs of unwelcome visitors. With some types of pests, in fact, hand-picking the bugs is the best…… Continue reading Manual Pest Control

10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners…and a Bonus!

Spring is in the air at last! Are you ready to start gardening? If you have never planted a garden before, you may still be doing your research, hunting for resources that will get you off to a good start. We’ve pulled together a short list of posts, links, and books to help you out…… Continue reading 10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners…and a Bonus!


Shell peas are one of the garden’s most delicious vegetable offerings.  Their season passes all too quickly.  If you have enough peas, steam or boil them.  Smaller quantities are great for adding to stir-fries or for topping salads.  And while you are out in the garden, you really must open a pod or two and…… Continue reading Pea