By: Rebecca Konopka
Carter County Extension Agent
Each spring, we get a lot of questions about gardening and growing vegetables. One of the first places we direct people to is the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s ID-128, Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky. This publication is a go-to for home vegetable gardening in this state because it provides the educational foundation for successful gardening in Kentucky.
Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky is available in all county extension offices. It is also available online and can be downloaded to any device. The 50-page book has information to benefit new and seasoned gardeners. The publication walks you through plant selection, soil preparation, site selection, crop rotation, crops, planting dates, diseases, pests and their treatment options for organic and conventional operations. You can also find information on gardening in small spaces, intensive gardening, container gardening and how to extend the growing season.
The booklet covers the ins and outs of caring for your vegetables during the growing season and how to store your vegetables after harvest.
Contact the Carter County office of the UK Cooperative Extension Service for more information on gardening. Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.
- Little Sandy Beekeepers Association – June 7th @ 6:00 PM @ Carter County Extension Office – Speaker: Kent Williams; Topic: Start Up
- Extension District Board – June 13th @ 10:00 AM @ Carter County Extension Office
- Hike & Learn – June 17th @ 9:00 AM – Grayson Lake Spillway