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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, Ks  67205
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Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

316-660-0100
sg@listserv.ksu.edu

Victory Garden 101

Join us for a series of online classes that will answer your questions about how to get started with your Victory Garden! The live classes are full, but you can watch the recordings and access the course materials below. Class recordings will be linked within 24 hours of the live presentation. We strongly encourage you to complete the pre-course survey and the class evaluation for each session to help us improve these classes. Thank you! 

 We have a Facebook Group that is another opportunity for interaction with class participants and a way to ask questions as you grow your garden. Join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/victorygarden101/

Pre-Course Survey

Class 1: Preparing Your Garden Site & Soil

Choosing the right spot for your garden and preparing the soil will get your garden off to a great start! Learn tips for starting from scratch with your garden and how to be sure your plants get the food they need to grow.

Recording

PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Notes & Resources page (PDF)

Class Evaluation

 

Class 2: Basic Garden Planning

Are your eyes bigger than your garden space? Learn when to plant, how much space it takes, and how to get the most out of your garden space.

Recording 

PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Notes & Resources page (PDF)

Garden Templates

Class Evaluation

 

Class 3: Grow Your Own Salad

Basic leafy greens and root veggies can be some of the most rewarding (and quick!) things to grow. Get some ideas for how to tuck your salads into your garden space.

Recording

PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Notes & Resources page (PDF)

Class Evaluation

 

Class 4: Tips for Great Tomatoes

Everyone wants a bountiful tomato crop, but they can be a real challenge in Kansas gardens. Learn the basic tips for success.

Recording 

PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Notes & Resources page (PDF)

Class Evaluation

 

Class 5: Using Your Vertical Space

Short on garden space but you still want to grow some vining crops? Learn how to use your vertical space so you can enjoy cucumbers, melons, and squash in your small garden.

Recording

PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Notes & Resources page (PDF)

Class Evaluation

 

Class 6: Water, Weather & Weeds! 

Despite your best gardening intentions, the Kansas weather can wreak havoc on your plants. Then the weeds take over! Get some tips for navigating these challenges.

Recording

PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Additional Weed ID Slides (PDF)

Notes & Resources page (PDF)

Class Evaluation

 

Class 7: Common Insect Problems

We love our vegetables, but lots of insects do too! Learn about the most common insect problems in Kansas gardens and how to manage them.

Recording 

PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Notes & Resources page (PDF)

Class Evaluation

 

Class 8: Common Disease Problems

Every gardening season is different, but there are certain diseases that we see almost every year. Learn how to prevent diseases before they happen and how to manage them once they occur.

Recording 

PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Notes & Resources page (PDF)

Class Evaluation

Contact Information

Have Questions? Contact:

Sedgwick County 
Horticulture
7001 W. 21st St. North
Wichita KS 67205-1759

Garden Hotline
sgemghotline@gmail.com
(316) 660-0190
March-October
Mon-Fri
9 am - Noon
1 pm - 4 pm

Rebecca McMahon
Horticultural Food Crops Agent
(316) 660-0142
rmcmahon@ksu.edu