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Garden Variety: Grow sprouts and microgreens at home

If you enjoy sprouts and microgreens, try growing your own indoors this winter. Only a few supplies are needed to grow these nutritious plants, and this method allows for harvest and consumption at the peak of freshness. Growing your own also provides the opportunity to experiment with a ...

Garden Variety: Growing your own citrus indoors

The freshness and availability of citrus fruit in winter months inspires many gardeners to consider growing their own lemons, oranges and other fruit. In Kansas, citrus production is challenging but doable with a sunny window, a little space, and a bit of gardening know-how. Citrus plants are ...

Garden Variety: Wraps and guards can help protect young trees

Tree wraps and guards are often recommended for protection from wildlife and weather on young trees, with placement of protective materials occurring either in late fall or at the time of planting. Wraps and guards are useful in a variety of situations, but users must also take care to remove ...

Garden Variety: Adding native nut trees to your yard

Hickories, oaks, walnuts and other nut-bearing trees are dropping their season’s produce now as fall arrives in northeast Kansas. These nuts are an important food source for deer, turkeys, squirrels and other wildlife in rural and urban settings. A few species are good for humans to eat, as ...