Horticulture Extension Agent
Your front door to the resources of Kansas State University. Information on trees, turf, shrubs, insects, gardens, and other related topics are available through our office. Services available are insect identification, plant identification, and soil tests with fertilizer recommendations.
April Snow-Showers Bring...
Well everything that flowers in the spring in Kansas has done just that and with looming cold temperatures this week, anxious gardeners are worried about their fruit trees and newly planted gardens. Buds of fruit trees vary in hardiness according to their developmental stages, but most fruit trees have flowered and set their fruit, and in general, should be safe from a light frost. According to research, approximately 10 percent of fruit will be killed at 28 F at this stage.
Youth Veggie Garden Project
The Youth Veggie Garden Project is a free program for all youth in Harvey County who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. Each youth participant receives several free plants and seeds to grow throughout the summer. After growing these plants, participants have the option of entering plants in the Harvey County Fair for display. Register for your supply prior to pick up.
Gardening with kids is a great family bonding experience that can teach life skills, too. After learning to care for their garden throughout the summer, your child will feel great pride in their fair entries.
Plant Pick Up:April 30th, 2021: 4:00-6:00pm
Harvey County Fairgrounds,
1st & Grandview, Newton, KS
New for 2021, our newsletters covers winter pruning, spring lettuce and a year-long calendar for cool-season grasses, plus much more. Enjoy your planning and planting season!
K-State Garen Hour, Spring Series
Popular online program features horticulture experts from across state
The K-State Garden Hour will kick off its spring online series on Feb. 17 with ‘Planning Your Vegetable Garden.’ The program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. (CST).
A one-time registration gives viewers free access to all of the spring’s sessions, which include:
- March 3 – Best Plants for a Beginner’s Landscape.
- March 17 – Pruning Like a Pro: Tips for Trees and Shrubs.
- April 7 – Raised Bed and Container Gardening.
- April 21 – Gardening in the Shade.
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