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Ready or not: It’s time to plant the fall vegetable garden

Fall crops may be seeded directly or transplanted, says K-State horticulture expert It may be mid-summer, but veteran gardeners know it’s time to start planning the fall vegetable garden. “Fall gardens may face additional pressures of pests and heat, but the flavor that comes ... Read More



Hunting (Journal stock photo)
Installing weed control fabric material and bark mulch in a residential garden to control weed spreading (Photo: iStock - brebca)

Gardens will thank you very ‘mulch’ during summer heat

  • By Linda Geist │ University of Missouri Extension
PHOTO: Learn what to look for and how to maintain backyard gardens, porch plants, and landscapes during the summer months. (Photo by Ken Johnson, Illinois Extension) 

Tips for getting landscape plants through summer

Man getting sunburned at the beach. (Photo: iStock - ajr_images)

What really happens when you get a sunburn?

  • By Ashley Vargo │ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
With people spending more time outdoors in the summer, all family members should be checked for ticks afterward. (Michael Miller/Texas A&M AgriLife)
Lightning bug Photinus pyralis seen on a car in Arkansas. Taken June 26, 2024. (U of A System Divison of Agriculture photo.)

Lightning bugs: The story behind summer’s tiny fireworks show

  • By Mary Hightower │ U of A System Division of Agriculture
Juan Anciso, Ph.D., a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist, Weslaco, offers three main tips to make it easier to pick a good, ripe watermelon this summer. (Sam Craft/Texas A&M AgriLife)

Three tips to pick out a sweet watermelon

  • By Mary Leigh Meyer │ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
With people spending more time outdoors in the summer, all family members should be checked for ticks afterward. (Michael Miller/Texas A&M AgriLife)

Keep your family safe from ticks