K-State Research & Extension – Sedgwick County and the Wichita Public Library want to help gardeners prepare for Spring.
The 2021 Spring Gardening Series returns with 5-weeks of gardening classes to help gardeners make the most of the new growing season. Learn about a variety of timely gardening topics in these upcoming free gardening classes at the Wichita Public Library. The classes will be held Thursdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. All classes are being hosted live, virtually via Zoom.
Class schedule and topics:
· March 25: Top 20 Vegetable Pests & Problems
The lure of beautiful, delicious produce inspires us to plant a wide range of vegetables every year. The excitement can quickly turn to disappointment when insects, diseases, and the weather cause our veggies to be more compost-worthy than Instagram-ready! Come learn from Horticulture Extension Agent Rebecca McMahon about the top 20 pests and problems that plague Kansas vegetable gardens and how you can garden smart and be prepared to deal with them.
· April 1: Tree-mendous Trees!
Extension Master Gardener Donna Wise will talk about the many ways trees enhance our lives, from shade and wind protection, to carbon sequestration, to just being beautiful. She will talk about how to select trees for our area and what to do to care for them so they will thrive.
· April 8: Tips for