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Horticulture Newsletter

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May

May 24, 2022

  • Video of the Week: When to Fertilize Your Lawn
  • Onions Developing
  • Mulching Tomatoes
  • ‘Tip' Blackberries, Black Raspberries and Purple Raspberries
  • Spring-Flowering Bulb Foliage can be Removed
  • Trees Slow to Leaf Out  
  • Flooding Damage
  • Three Steps to Choosing Potting Media for Outdoor Use: Part 2
  • Sidedressing Chart Available 
  • Little Barley in Lawns   

May 17, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Growing Vegetables in Containers
  • Walnut Wilt 
  • Colorado Potato Beetle 
  • Remove Blossoms on Newly Planted Strawberries   
  • Thinning Excess Fruit 
  • Three Steps to Choosing Potting Media for Outdoor Use: Part 1
  • Helping Roundup (Glyphosate) Products Be More Effective
  • Time to Fertilize Warm-Season Grasses  

May 10, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Stake and Weave Tomatoes
  • Cabbage Worms  
  • 'Staggering' Sweet Corn Planting
  • How to Make Tomato Cages 
  • Be on the Lookout for Peach Leaf Curl and Plum Pocket
  • Rabbits in the Garden
  • Moving Houseplants Outside for the Summer 

May 3, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Knock Out Roses
  • Protecting New Vegetable Transplants from the Wind
  • Straw Bale Gardening 
  • Storm Damage and the Garden   
  • Cucumber Beetles and Bacterial Wilt 
  • Eastern Tent Caterpillar  
  • Ants and Peonies 
  • Ladybird Beetles  
  • Useful Resource: K-State Extension Wildlife Management Web Site 

April

April 26, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Culinary and Medicinal Herbs
  • Fertilize Irrigated Cool-Season Lawns in May 
  • Sweet Corn Primer 
  • Delay Planting Winter Squash and Pumpkins 
  • Fruit Sprays and Spray Water pH  
  • Bagworms, It's Still Too Early to Spray    
  • Poison Ivy Identification and Control
  • Blackspot of Roses  

April 19, 2022

  • Video of the Week: How to Sharpen a Mower Blade
  • Keep Mower Blades Sharp 
  • Orchardgrass in Tall Fescue Lawns
  • Fertilizing Strawberries and Brambles
  • Asparagus Beetles  
  • Rhubarb Harvest and Seedstalks 
  • Fertilizing Cole Crops 
  • Red Plastic Mulch and Tomatoes 
  • First Generation Nantucket Pine Tip Moth
  • Termites or Ants   

April 12, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Butterfly Gardens
  • Pest Control on Fruit Trees 
  • Fruit Tree Sprays and Rain 
  • Controlling Weeds in Strawberries 
  • Ash/Lilac Borer 
  • Mole Control   
  • Controlling Wild Violets in Lawns 
  • Butterfly Gardening 
  • Clover Mites

April 5, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Planting a Garden
  • Henbit and Chickweed in Lawns 
  • Fertilizing the Home Orchard
  • Fertilizing Grapes   
  • Blanching Cauliflower  
  • Controlling Grassy Weeds in Broadleaf Plants 
  • There Never Used to be Fruit on Ornamental Pears 
  • Planting Easter Lilies Outside  

March

March 29, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Lawnmower Maintenance
  • Growing Vegetables Vertically
  • Transplanting Tomatoes Early
  • How Low Should You Go 
  • Controlling Grassy Sandbur 
  • Wild Garlic, Wild Onion and Star-of-Bethlehem
  • Don’t Work Soil Too Wet
  • Laying Plastic Mulch  
  • Organic Sources of Nitrogen Fertilizers 
  • Transplant Solutions and Sidedressing

March 22, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Crabgrass Prevention in Lawns
  • Proper Timing for Crabgrass Preventers  
  • Apple Tree Sprays 
  • Strawberry Planting 
  • Asparagus Time 
  • Frost Proof Vegetable Plants 
  • Growing Large Onions    
  • Compost pH   

March 15, 2022

  • Video of the Week: How to Plant a Tree
  • Remove Fern on Asparagus
  • Controlling Weeds in Home Garden Asparagus Beds 
  • Help for Vegetable Gardeners 
  • Brown Coloration on Junipers  
  • Ten Rules for Planting Trees 
  • Frost Tolerance of Apricots and Peaches 
  • Managing Turf in Shade 

March 8, 2022

  • Video of Week: Fertilizing the Garden
  • Rhubarb  
  • Time to Plant Potatoes Approaching
  • Bolting and Buttoning in Cole Crop Plants
  • Use Wide Rows for Certain Vegetables  
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses 
  • Pruning Raspberries and Blackberries 

March 1, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Building a Raised Bed for Gardens
  • Why Seeding Cool-Season Grasses in the Spring is Difficult
  • Lawn Calendar for Warm-Season Grasses  
  • Lawn Calendar for Buffalograss 
  • It's Not Too Late for Dormant Overseeding of Turfgrass
  • Ash Flower Gall 
  • Use a String Line and Planting Board 
  • Establishing a Wildflower Area

February

February 22, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Easy to Grow Peas
  • Cure the Itch by Planting Peas     
  • Lettuce
  • Soil Temperature and Vegetables
  • Leaching Houseplants
  • An Easy Way to Propagate House Plants 
  • Iris Leaf Spot Control Starts Now
  • Pruning Deciduous Shrubs
  • Preventing Weeds in Flower Beds

February 15, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Growing Asparagus
  • Lawn Calendar for Cool-Season Grasses    
  • Planting Asparagus 
  • Fertilizing Spring-flowering Bulbs 
  • Soil Testing  
  • Soil Tests When Soils are Wet 
  • Gardening Calendar 
  • What a Soil Test Does Not Tell You 

February 8, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Pruning Fruit Trees 
  • Handling Tips for Valentine's Day Roses
  • A Newer Bush Cherry 
  • Approaching Time for Peach Leaf Curl Control
  • Pruning Fruit Trees 
  • Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees 
  • Pruning Young Fruit Trees 
  • Check Plants for Scale Insects 

February 1, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Pothos and Philodendron: Easy Care Plants
  • The Difference Among Determinate, Semi-Determinate and Indeterminate Tomatoes 
  • Fungus Gnats
  • Bringing Houseplants Down to Size 
  • Plants Recommended for Kansas 
  • Poisonous Plants 
  • Coldframes and Hotbeds  


January 25, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Flower Bed Design
  • Saving Vegetable Seeds from Crops Grown This Year
  • Preventing Potatoes from Sprouting in Storage 
  • Collect Scion Wood Now
  • Cloning Apple Trees   
  • Multiple Grafts on Apple Trees 
  • Growing Your Own Firewood 
  • Use a Planting Calendar 

January 18, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Attracting Birds to Your Backyard
  • Pawpaw Trees: A Native Fruit
  • Fruit Trees and Frost 
  • Dutch Elm Disease Resistant American Elms 
  • Start Trees Off Right 
  • Now is a Good Time to Design Your Landscape 
  • Bird Feeding
  • Fertilizing Houseplants Throughout the Year 

January 11, 2022

  • Video of the Week: Easy to Make Grow Light 
  • Winter Watering of Landscapes
  • How to Tell Poison Ivy and Virginia Creeper Apart in the Winter 
  • Pecan Blog 
  • Conservation Trees from the Kansas Forest Service

January 4, 2022

  • Video of the Week:  Paperwhite Narcissus
  • Horticulture 2021 Indexed
  • Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs
  • Using Old Garden Seed
  • Starting Garden Transplants from Seed
  • Starting Onion Plants Indoors