Harvey County

Tag: Gardening

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 tomatoes to choose from, so you can pick your favorite by experimenting with any you want! Big to small, green to purple, even black varieties. So have fun!

Tomatoes require a location that is fairly fertile, well-drained, and sunny, getting at least a half day of sun or more. Smaller vine tomatoes can be grown in containers. Continue reading “Too Late to Plant Tomatoes?”

Checklist of Good Gardening Practices

Mulching Tomatoes at the Giving Garden

The vegetable plants are flying off the shelves at garden centers everywhere!  It is great and fun to grow your own vegetables!  Keeping up with a garden is another matter all in itself!  The following is a list of good gardening practices to make your garden even better.

Create a “healthy” soil.  In the rush to plant, this important step is often overlooked, yet it can make the difference between a productive and a so-so garden. Many insects are attracted to stressed plants. Continue reading “Checklist of Good Gardening Practices”

Little Green Thumbs

Last year my niece and nephew helped me plant a flower bed in my backyard. They were excited to help dig up holes and carefully tuck flowers into the bed. They happily helped with watering every time they came over. The pride that they had in “their” flowers that they planted was priceless. Seven of my ten nieces and nephews live nearby, which means that this year, I’m planning an even bigger flower bed!

Gardening with kids is a great family bonding experience that can Continue reading “Little Green Thumbs”


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