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Crabgrass Prevention

Crabgrass is a common problem for homeowners. This grassy weed appears in summer and forms a low flat mat. Fortunately, it is easy to control if you know a little about its life cycle. Crabgrass is an annual weed; it…

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Seed Potatoes

Potato Planting Guide

When to Plant: Mid March – St. Patrick’s Day – is a traditional time to plant spring potatoes in KS, while early to mid-July is the time to plant for a fall harvest. Cutting and Preparing Seed: Select firm, solid…

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Growing Onions

Onions are grown from sets, plants, or seed. Sets are small onion bulbs that are planted in the spring to produce green onions – scallions – or bulbs later in the season. Onions can be grown from seed, but seed…

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Growing Asparagus

Asparagus is a hardy perennial that will last for 30 years or more in the garden. Plant: Plant near the side or edge of the garden where it will not interfere with annual tillage. Prepare the soil thoroughly before planting,…

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Planting Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a perennial crop grown for its red stalk that has an acid flavor. It is among the first vegetables ready for use in spring. Once established Rhubarb may last for many years. When to Plant: It is best established…

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Fruit Tree Pollination

APPLES- Apples need a pollinator. Almost any two kinds that bloom together offers good cross-pollination. The following varieties produce poor pollen so they cannot pollinate other varieties: Jonagold, Spigold, Mutsu, Gravenstein, Winesap, & Stayman. If you plant one of these…

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