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Early spring potatoes

Horticulture News By: Scott Eckert, Harvey County Extension Agent, Horticulture I picked up my seed potatoes a few days ago in anticipation for planting them in...

Unusual Yummy Root Crops for the Home Garden

There’s nothing quite like pulling a crisp root vegetable from newly thawed ground and prepping it for the table in just a few minutes....

Tips for How to Use Compost

Grow your garden to new heights and help save the world with homemade compost. Composting is great for your garden and the environment. Instead of...

How to grow a raised bed vegetable garden

By: Scott Eckert, Harvey County Extension Agent, Horticulture Why a raised bed to grow vegetables? Poorly draining or compacted soils and physical limitations of the...

Plants for a Garden That Welcomes Wildlife

First signs of spring are legendary, particularly in places blanketed in snow for much of winter. Where I grew up, near Washington, DC, we...

Horticulture 2021 Newsletter No. 8

REMINDERS 1. Prune fruit trees 2. Check fruit trees for scale and apply dormant oil if present.. VEGETABLES Cure the Itch by Planting Peas If you are tired of...

Encore Azaleas Debut This Spring

Virtues: Autumn Majesty and Autumn Starburst are two new-in-2021 cultivars that bring all the advantages one expects from Encore azaleas: bright, colorful, profuse flowers;...

Nitty Gritty Roses Are Easy-Care and Versatile

Virtues: Available in five colors, Nitty Gritty roses require very little maintenance in exchange for their continual blooms. With a 3-foot height and a...

How to make the love last when giving Valentine’s roses

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Love is in the air, but the goodwill that one might earn by sending Valentine’s Day roses could be quickly lost...

Pruning Fruit Trees

REMINDERS 1. Sand and seal wooden tool handles to prevent splinters. 2. Continue to feed birds. FLOWERS Handling Tips for Valentine's Day Roses If you are fortunate enough to...
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