About krjack4

Extension Agent for Horticulture Serving home gardeners and Green Industry professionals, including commercial fruit & vegetable producers. Advisor to: Christian County Master Gardener Association; Downtown Hopkinsville Farmers Market.

How To Grow: Carrots

On Wednesday, March 2, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on How to Grow: Carrots with Amy Aldenderfer, Horticulture Agent in Hardin County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/22MARHWW

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-three/


View Season Two webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

PETScaping: Tips for Creating the Perfect Landscape for You and Your Dog

On Wednesday, February 16, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on PETScaping with Sharon Flynt, Horticulture Agent in Scott County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/22FEBHWW

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-three/


View Season Two webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

What’s Happening with Succulents

On Wednesday, February 16, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on What’s Happening with Succulents with Annette Heisdorffer, Horticulture Agent in Daviess County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/22FEBHWW

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-three/


View Season Two webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

The Perfect Houseplant

Which is the best houseplant?  Obviously, that is up to debate because most people have their favorites.  There are people that love African violets, those that love cactus, and those that just love anything tropical looking, but I sat down one day to ponder just which is the one best houseplant.  To decide, I had to take into consideration which has the most insect problems, which is picky, does it need special care, how much light does it need, is it forgiving (sometimes I forget to water houseplants), etc.  So, after looking over my history with houseplants (of which I only have a few left) I have concluded that without a doubt the best houseplant is sansevieria. 

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Cover Your Soil!

Covered soil is happy soil and happy soil means happy plants! Keeping the soil covered over the winter is very important for maintaining and even improving soil health. Soil that is covered over the winter will be less compacted and maintain more nutrients as it is less prone to experiencing soil runoff or erosion.

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Low-Flow Irrigation

Many of us are looking for alternative low/no energy ways to accomplish things around the garden or farm. One thing every gardener or farmer needs is the ability to irrigate a crop. For some of us it’s as easy as using a garden hose, for others, we are looking at larger drip irrigation systems. The good news is, no matter if you are residential or commercial, you can use gravity-fed irrigation techniques. 

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Devil’s What?

If your world of plants only consists of what you see for sale at a garden center or box store, then prepare yourself.  Wharton and Barbour’s book Trees and Shrubs of Kentucky covers over 280 species of woody plants native to Kentucky. That being said, often only a small subset is actually offered for sale. And many of those are not native to the US, much less Kentucky.

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All About Houseplants

On Wednesday, October 6, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on All About Houseplants with Rick Durham, UK Horticulture Specialist. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/HWWOCT21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/

Cold Frame Gardening

On Wednesday, October 6, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Cold Frame Gardening with Sharon Flynt, UK Horticulture Agent for Scott County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.

Register for the meeting here: https://tinyurl.com/HWWOCT21

See what other webinars are coming this season here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-two/
View Season One webinars here: https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/season-one/