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August 

 August 20, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Dividing Daylilies
  • For Seeding Success, Pay Attention to "Other Crop" on the Seed Label
  • Spring Flowering Shrubs
  • Are Crabapples Safe to Eat?
  • Dividing Daylilies
  • Cicada Killer Wasps

 

August 13, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  High Quality Grass Seed Worth the Extra Expense
  • Commercial Vegetable Field Day at Olathe Horticulture Cntr. - August 12
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Variety Selection for Cool-Season Lawns
  • Recommended Tall Fescue Cultivars
  • Pear Harvest
  • When are Apples Ready to Pick?
  • Harvesting Winter Squash
  • Twig Dieback on Oak

August 6, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Composting - Making Black Gold
  • Still Time fr Salad Garden
  • Peonies with the "Measles" and Powdery Mildew
  • Stress to Trees and Shrubs is Cumulative
  • Plants for Late Season Bloom
  • Tubakia Leaf Spot of Oaks

 

July

July 30, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Spider Mites on Tomatoes
  • Kansas Turf & Ornamentals Field Day - August 1
  • Crabgrass Control
  • Inexpensive Method of Watering Trees
  • Watering Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs
  • Watering Fruit Plants During Summer
  • Euonymus Scale
  • Wood Chips as Mulch

 

July 23, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Dividing Iris'
  • Kansas Turf & Ornamentals Field Day - August 1
  • Tomatoes Slow to Ripen
  • Heat Stops Tomatoes from Setting Fruit
  • When to Harvest Grapes
  • When to Pick Peaches
  • Dividing Iris
  • Pine Needle Scale Control Window Approaching

 

July 16, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  When to Pick Tomatoes
  • Upcoming Events
  • Daylily Leaf Streak
  • How to Pick a Ripe Melon
  • Tomato Cracking
  • Tan or White Drupelets on Blackberry and Raspberry Fruit
  • Netting Grapes
  • Spider Mites
  • Green June Beetle

 

July 9, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Efficient Water Use in the Garden
  • KNLA Summer Event
  • Kansas Turf & Ornamentals Field Day
  • Vegetables Produce Flowers But No Fruit
  • Winter Squash, Cucumbers or Melons
  • Fall Gardening
  • Blister Beetles
  • Budworms on Garden Plants

 

July 2, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Common Tomato Problems, Part II
  • Bermudagrass Control
  • Prop Up Fruit Limbs if Needed
  • Tomato Leaf-Spot Diseases
  • Ash Flower Gall
  • Japanese Beetles
  • Sweet Corn Earworm
  • Walnut Caterpillars
  • Harvesting Garlic

 

June

June 25, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Harvesting & Storing Onions
  • Turf & Ornamentals Field Day
  • Pulling Onions
  • When to Pick Blackberries
  • Raccoons and Sweet Corn
  • Squash Vine Borer

 

June 18, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Common Tomato Problems, Part I
  • Grub Control in Lawns
  • Physiological Leaf Curl in Tomatoes
  • Planting Winter Squash on Pumpkins
  • Hornworms on Tomatoes
  • Squash Bugs
  • Borer Control in Peaches

 

June 11, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Controlling Bagworms
  • Turf & Ornamentals Field Day
  • Do Not Over-Fertilize Tomatoes
  • Fruit Reminders
  • Grasshoppers
  • Look for Bagworms Now
  • Bristly Rose Slug
  • Jumping Oak Galls
  • After-Effect of too Much Rain

 

June 4, 2019

  • Video of the Week: How to Grow Big, Bushy Mums
  • Pinching Mums
  • Sidedressing Annual Flowers
  • Deadheading Flowers
  • Rust on Hollyhock
  • Brown Rot of Stone Fruits
  • Thatch Control in Warm-Season Lawns
  • Ticks

 

May

May 28, 2019

  • Video of the Week: When to Fertilize Your Lawn
  • Little Barley in Lawns
  • Mulching Tomatoes
  • Onions Developing
  • 'Tip' Blackberries, Black Raspberries and Purple Raspberries
  • Spring-Flowering Bulb Foliage can be Removed
  • Watering Houseplants While on Vacation
  • Sidedressing Chart Available

 

May 21, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Growing Vegetables in Containers
  • Time to Fertilize Warm-Season Grasses
  • Too Wet to Mow the Lawn
  • Remove Blossoms on Newly Planted Strawberries
  • Thinning  Excess Fruit
  • Biting Gnats
  • Colorado Potato Beetle
  • Walnut wilt
  • Helping Roundup Products Work
  • How to Make Tomato Cages

 

May 14, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Stake and Weave Tomatoes
  • Flooding and Trees
  • Cucumber Beetle and Bacterial Wilt
  • Ladybird Beetles
  • Lots of Flowers, Lots of Seeds
  • Straw Bale Gardening
  • Useful Resources:  K-State Extension Wildlife Management Web Site

 

May 7, 2019

  • Video of the Week:   Knockout Roses
  • Setting out New Vegetable Transplants
  • 'Staggering' Sweet Corn Planting
  • Be on the Lookout for Peach Leaf Curl and Plum Pocket
  • Cabbage Worms
  • How to Avoid Getting "Bored" by the Ash/Lilac Borer
  • Anthracnose on Sycamores
  • Moving Houseplants Outside for the Summer
  • Rabbits in the Garden

 

April

April 30, 2019

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

 

April 23, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  How to Sharpen a Mower Blade
  • Keep Mower Blades Sharp
  • Orchardgrass in Tall Fescue Lawns
  • Fertilizing Cole Crops
  • Red Plastic Mulch and Tomatoes
  • Rhubarb  Harvest and Seedstalks
  • Fertilizing Strawberries and Brambles
  • Will I have Peaches This Year?
  • Termites or Ants?
  • Common Asparagus Beetle

 

 

April 16, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Butterfly Gardening
  • Controlling Wild Violets in Lawns
  • Fruit Bud Damage from Cold Temperatures
  • Pest Control on Fruit Trees
  • Fruit Tree Sprays and Rain
  • Controlling Weeds in Strawberries
  • Ash/Lilac Borer
  • Mole Control
  • Butterfly Gardening

 

April 9, 2019

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

 

April 2, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Lawnmower Maintenance
  • Transplanting Tomatoes Early
  • How Low Should You Go?
  • Controlling Grass Sandbur
  • Brown Coloration of Junipers
  • Laying Plastic Mulch
  • Organic Sources of Nitrogen Fertilizer
  • Transplant Solutions and Sidedressing
  • Wild Garlic, Wild Onion and Star-of-Bethlehem
  • Editor's Note

 


March

March 26, 2019

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

 

 

March 19, 2019

  • Video of the Week:   How to Plant a Tree
  • Mushroom Cultivation Workshop - March 21
  • Controlling Weeds in Home Garden Asparagus Beds
  • Remove Fern and Fertilize Asparagus
  • Frost Tolerance of Apricots and Peaches
  • Why Seeding Cool-Season Grasses in the Spring is Difficult
  • Managing Turf in Shade
  • Ten Rules for Planting Trees

March 12, 2019

  • Mushroom Cultivation Workshop - March 21
  • Video of the Week:  Fertilizing the Garden
  • Time to Plant Potatoes Approaching
  • Bolting and Buttoning in Cole Crop Plants
  • Use Wide Rows for Certain Vegetables
  • Rhubarb
  • Iris Leaf Spot Control Starts Now
  • Establishing a Wildflower Area
  • Rose Rosette Disease
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Don't Work Wet Soil

 March 5, 2019

  • Mushroom Cultivation Workshop - March 21
  • Video of the Week:  Tips for Growing Blueberries in Kansas
  • Blueberries in Containers
  • It's Not too Late for Dormant Overseeding of Turfgrass
  • Why Seeding Cool-Season Grasses in the Spring is Difficult
  • Lawn Calendar for Buffalograss
  • Establishing a Wildflower Area

  February

February 26, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Easy to Grow Peas
  • Cure the Itch by Planting Peas
  • Lettuce
  • Soil Temperature and Vegetables
  • Pruning Deciduous Shrubs
  • Forcing Stems of Woody Plants for Indoor Bloom
  • An Easy Way to Propagate Houseplants
  • Leaching Houseplants

 

February 19, 2019

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

February 12, 2019

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

 

February 5, 2019

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

 January

January 29, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Flower Bed Design
  • Cloning Apple Trees
  • Multiple Grafts on Apple Trees
  • Preventing Potatoes from Sprouting in Storage
  • Growing Your Own Firewood
  • Use a Planting Calendar

 January 22, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Attracting Birds to your Backyard
  • Start Trees Off Right
  • Pawpaw Trees:  A Native Fruit
  • Dutch Elm Disease Resistant American Elms
  • Fruit Trees and Frost
  • Bird Feeding

  January 15, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  How to Make a Growing Light
  • Caddo Sugar Maples
  • Conservation Trees from the Kansas Forest Service
  • How to Tell Poison Ivy and Virginia Creeper Apart in the Winter
  • Newer Lights Available for Indoor Gardeners
  • All-America Selection Winners for 2019

 

January 8, 2019

  • Video of the Week:  Paperwhite Narcissus
  • Horticulture 2018 Indexed
  • Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs
  • Starting Onion Plants Indoors
  • Starting Garden Transplants from Seed
  • Using Old Garden Seed