K-State Research and Extension
Spring Gardening

Spring is a great time to get a garden ready and to start planting vegetables and flowers. K-State Research and  Extension offers these tips for planting a vegetable garden:

  • Use mulch to conserve moisture, control weeds, and reduce rot.
  • Examine plants often to stay ahead of potential problems
  • Keep weeds out.
  • Remove tomato suckers (shoots that develop between the stem and branches) before they reach 1 to 2 inches long.
  • Have garden soil tested every three to four years.
  • Apply fertilizer as recommended.
  • To prevent overcrowding, weed out (or thin) extra seedlings when the plants are small.
  • Avoid walking in the garden when the foliage and soil are wet.
  • Wash and clean the garden sprayer well after each use.

Tips from MF-315, Vegetable Garden Planting Guide, by Charles Marr.

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