Victory Garden 101
Enjoy a series of online classes that will answer your questions about how to get started with your Victory Garden! The live classes were held in April-May of 2020, but you can watch the recordings and access the course materials below.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Additional Weed ID Slides (PDF)
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.
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.