Soil Amendments to Improve the Garden
Kathy Hoggard, Master Gardener of Greater KC is the author of these two articles. She explains in clear terms what to do for the good health of your garden soil specific to our area and she explains the workhorse of the soil - microorganisms.
Vegetable Garden Planting Guide - get the specifics of how much to plant, when to plant, planting depth and days to germinate/harvest.
Check out this in-depth article from the KSU Agricultural Experiment Station & Cooperative Extension Service on pest management for organic vegetable gardens with colored photos of the good and bad bugs.
Excellent site by Texas A&M with high resolution pictures of the good, bad and the ugly of garden pests. Click on any picture in a grouping and then click on a specific picture for the details.
If you can't water in the mornings, make sure to water at the base of the plants to avoid having the leaves remain wet overnight. Having wet leaves is an invitation for disease.
Have a Garden Question?
Ask a Johnson County K-State Extension Master Gardener by calling 913-715-7050 between 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org