Green beans! Steamed, stir-fried, tossed into soup, or boiled and served with bacon bits—these vegetables have to be one of the highlights of the summer harvest.
Asparagus is not a very demanding vegetable. As long as you keep the weeds at bay, it will almost take care of itself.
Drought caused the Dust Bowl, right? Well, yes, but there’s a little more to the story.
As the temperatures rise and hot winds blow, those of you who are still fairly new to gardening may be asking this question: How often should I water my garden? The simple answer: As often as it needs it. The Leaf Test The way that you become a green thumb is by working with plants…… Continue reading How Often Should a Garden Be Watered?
Farmers continue to experiment with water conservation practices, while scientists work to release more groundwater from underneath the aquifer.
Treat seedlings with due consideration, and they will soon develop into strong, healthy plants.
February is already here, and gardening season is just around the corner! It’s none too early to start planning this year’s garden. For those of you who are starting a garden or orchard for the first time, we are posting a five-part series that will guide you through some of the planning process. Happy gardening!…… Continue reading Starting a Garden or Orchard: Water
A book by Joel Salatin is guaranteed to inspire brainstorming, and Salad Bar Beef is no exception. Salatin repeatedly points out the fact that humans tend to overcomplicate things, and the current state of the beef industry is proof—ruminants designed to eat grass are fed costly grains in a confinement system. So what does he propose…… Continue reading Salad Bar Beef
Lake Inman, the largest natural lake in Kansas The Wellington–McPherson Lowlands are like no other part of Kansas. Occupying the south-central part of the state, this region really is flat—except for the sand dunes. Soil The soil in the Wellington–McPherson Lowlands consists mainly of sand, silt, and gravel. In spite of the sand dunes, erosion…… Continue reading Wellington–McPherson Lowlands
Country living enthusiasts and agripreneurs alike need access to weather data to manage their pursuits wisely. Here are all of the weather-related resources a Kansan could wish for—in one place! The Kansas State University Weather Data Library offers a wealth of information we can use, whether we are raising plants and animals, in the backyard…… Continue reading Kansas State University Weather Data Library