K-State Research and Extension will host a FREE series of gardening webinars beginning in February. K-State Garden Hour will be held live online over the lunch hour on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
You can see the full schedule of topics below.
“Whether you are growing one plant or one acre of plants, there is something new in every K-State Garden Hour to learn,” said Matthew McKernan, a horticulture agent with K-State Research and Extension’s office in Sedgwick County.
“Gardening in Kansas is not easy. Between the scorching heat, bitter cold, drought, strong winds and insect or disease problems, there are many challenges for Kansas gardeners. Each K-State Garden Hour shares tips and tricks on how to avoid many of these common problems.”
The K-State Garden Hour will kick off its spring online series on Feb. 17 with ‘Planning Your Vegetable Garden.’ The program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. (CST).
A one-time registration gives viewers free access to all of the spring’s sessions, which include:
February 17- Planning Your Vegetable Garden
March 3 – Best Plants for a Beginner’s Landscape.
March 17 – Pruning Like a Pro: Tips for Trees and Shrubs.
April 7 – Raised Bed and Container Gardening.
April 21 – Gardening in the Shade.
Garden Hour will continue throughout the year with summer, fall and winter topics:
May 5- Herbs: From Seed to Seasoning
May 19- Xeriscaping: Beautiful Landscapes with Less Water
June 2- Effective Irrigation
June 16- Native Plants to Support Native Bees
August 4- Organic Gardening
August 18- Gardening with Beneficial Insects
September 1- Basics of Growing Berries in Kansas
September 15- Composting with Worms – Vermicomposting 101
October 6- Embrace your Landscape’s Wild Side – Supporting Backyard Birds
November 3- Winter Interest in the Landscape
These classes are completely FREE and will be available to view after your registration. Recordings of the webinars – both this year’s and last year’s – will be available to access. For more information about this webinar series check out the K-State Garden Hour webpage.
Date: First and Third Wednesdays of each month
Time: Noon- 1:00 p.m. (But all are available to access later)
For more info: K-State Garden Hour registration page