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Horticulture Newsletter

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March

March 2, 2021

  • 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 23, 2021

  • 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
  • Did the Extreme Cold Hurt Next Year’s Fruit Crop?

February 16, 2021

  • 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 9, 2021

  • 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 2, 2021

  • Video of the Week:Pothos and Philodendron: 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 
  • Coldframes and Hotbeds

January

January 26, 2021

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

January 19, 2021

  • 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 

January 12, 2021

  • Video of the Week:  How to Make a Grow Light
  • Caddo Sugar Maples
  • All-America Selection Winners for 2021
  • How to Tell Poison Ivy and Virginia Creeper Apart in the Winter 
  • Pecan Blog 
  • Conservation Trees from the Kansas Forest Service

January 5, 2021

  • Video of the Week:  Paperwhite Narcissus
  • Horticulture 2020 Indexed
  • Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs
  • Using Old Garden Seed
  • Starting Garden Transplants from Seed
  • Starting Onion Plants Indoors