Friday, April 30, 2010

Kansas Garden Guide

We all know that K-State is awesome. It's a wonderful place to go to school, and we love our teams, but there is more. The extension service is amazing. I don't think there's anything like it anywhere else, and it's there for you!

Anyhoo-I ordered this Kansas Garden Guide a couple of weeks ago. You can access it online, but I like to have something to hold in my hands, so I bought one (here's a link to the order form). I think it was somewhere around $6.

I LOVE this book. Sometimes when reading other garden books, I wonder if I REALLY have to do all of that, or buy all of that, etc. The information in this book all seemed reasonable and practical, and included advice about things specific to our part of the world, like how the garden responds to wind, how to keep things from blowing away, how to make things out of stuff you might have around.

There's even a section on container gardening, and a great chart in the back which shows planting and harvesting times for all of the different crops.

Happy Planting!


Momma M said...

"If it can grow in Southwest Kansas, it can grow anywhere," said an extension agent at the master gardener classes. One side note on container planting-- it needs to be out of the wind, or things dry out quickly; my tomatoes grown that way were very sad.

In the Mix said...

This looks awesome! Thanks for the links.

easton's momma said...

So glad you like it!!! I'm gonna pass you nice comments onto my coworkers. It was a long time coming, but worth all the work in the end!

The Gray Roach said...

Betsy, I always enjoy your posts! What a fun blog that I get to read.
And I always picture you saying it with a smile on your face. Thanks!

betsyann said...

I didn't realize you worked on that Janie! I suppose I should have know. Do tell people how wonderful it is, and beautiful too! :)