Gardening on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice looks or taste! The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb: 400 Thrifty Tips for Saving Money, Time & Resources In and Around the Garden by Rhonda Massingham Hart will show you how to make the most of your gardening dollars, while still enjoying a beautiful and productive […]
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, […]
Get ready for spring! It’s time to plan new projects, start a garden, and get outside to enjoy nature. Start a new garden or orchard. Plan your farm water system. Take on the 5-minute brainstorming challenge. Learn more about growing your favorite vegetables. Learn about the breeding birds of Kansas. Start a farm journal. Find […]
Gardening in Kansas is quite a bit different than gardening in most other states—and that can be both good and bad.
The area of Scott State Park has a particularly rich heritage. It was once the home of the Apache tribe, but various Pueblo Indians fled to its remote expanses to escape the tyranny of the Spaniards of New Mexico. Later it became the home of French troops contesting the right of Spain to the Great […]
While many factors affect cucumber flavor, cucumbers will not become extremely bitter unless they are genetically predisposed to do so.
Reservoirs are rare in southwestern Kansas. As early as 1925, residents of the small town of Meade realized that having the only lake and park around would probably be a boon to local businesses. That year, the state legislature had created the Kansas Forestry, Fish, and Game Commission with the power to construct lakes and […]
Drought is a challenge some Kansas gardeners face frequently. Even in wet weather, precious water resources must be conserved, because one never knows just when the next dry spell will hit. Before you have to deal with the next drought, be proactive. Plan ways to make your garden more water-efficient. Consider reading Drought Gardening by […]
Preventing and dealing with hardpan doesn’t have to be complicated.
Drought is something that Kansas country families have to take seriously. Farming and ranching, even on a small scale, are extremely water-dependent pursuits. If you want to keep up to date on droughts in your area, take a look at the United States Drought Monitor, a tool jointly produced by the USDA, NOAA, and the […]