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Water, Water , Water!
Take pride in your vegetable garden for all of the hard work you put into it.  Some of this work is keeping it irrigated sufficiently to produce fresh vegetables all summer long.  As my kids are finding out, daddy doesn’t like to waste water!  Here a (More)
Blister Beetles
They seem to come in an array of color. Blister beetles are notorious for quickly stripping vegetables (especially tomatoes) and ornamentals of their foliage. There are several species of blister beetles which vary in size (often between 0.5-0.75 inc (More)
Post Rock District Welcomes New Horticulture Agent
Cassie Homan recently joined our team as the new Post Rock District Horticulture Agent.  As you will see in her blog post, Cassie has a passion for plants and helping peopl (More)
Hosta Plants
One of my favorite perennial plants is the Hosta.  Hostas are the No. 1 shade plant grown in Kansas. With 4,200 hybrid varieties, the selection is tremendous. These varieties include an array of heights and widths ranging from 12 to 48 inches with (More)
Weeds in Lawn?
If you have weeds in your lawn there are many reasons why!  The following list are common problems lawn owners can have in Kansas: Improper mowing. Mowing too low and too infrequently thins the turf, allowing weeds to get started. Improper w (More)
Blossom End Rot
Being first isn’t always a good thing!  Blossom end rot is easily recognized by the flat, leathery area on the blossom end of the fruit opposite the stem end. This condition is often first seen when the fruit is about half grown and continues as it m (More)
Too Late to Plant Tomatoes?
It is not too late to plant tomatoes in the garden!  Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown in Kansas gardens. They are easy to grow, productive in small garden areas, and used in a wide variety of ways. There are about 4,000 varieties of t (More)
Checklist of Good Gardening Practices
Mulching Tomatoes at the Giving Garden The vegetable plants are flying of (More)
If you have ever seen them when small you have to admit they are kind of cute!  Those little camouflage bags are hard to see but if you do they are unique in the insect world!  Bagworm can be found on numerous trees and shrubs but especially junipers (More)
Harvey County Farmer's Market
Fresh vegetables and fruit are almost in season!  Farmer’s Markets across the state are opening now! The Harvey C (More)
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