Agriculture is very much a weather-dependent pursuit. The success or failure of both garden and field crops in any given year depends primarily on the rainfall and temperatures. Even pastures should be managed with an eye to the sky.
Young people continue to enter agriculture, while some environmental issues have attracted the attention of the average American.
Summer can be very busy, but don’t forget to learn and brainstorm. Spend some time enjoying nature, researching animals, and growing healthy plants. Brush up on your birdwatching vocabulary. Discover how wood type affects the sound of your guitar. Explore the 11 physiographic regions of Kansas. Learn about rare and popular breeds of livestock. Consider… Continue reading Get Ready for July 2016
There’s a new farming technique on the Midwestern prairie. It’s innovative, it’s sustainable, but it’s also readily available.
The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb will show you how to make the most of your dollars, while still enjoying a beautiful and productive garden.
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
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… Continue reading Get Ready for March 2016
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… Continue reading Scott State Park
While many factors affect cucumber flavor, cucumbers will not become extremely bitter unless they are genetically predisposed to do so.