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A green thumb 90yrs in the making

It's still all good in the hood

Wichita's 4th generation garden center started as a small fruit & vegetable stand in the 1920s on the outskirts of town at the corner of Douglas and West Street in Wichita, KS.  As the business grew, Harold Johnson, with his father Orie, bought 5 acres of land on West 13th Street, and opened Johnson's Garden Center. This location is still operating today!

Fast forward a half century. Wichita's "favorite hometown garden center" is still serving gardeners all over Kansas for over 90 years. We are a 4th generation family owned business, and are committed to providing quality products and excellent service to our customers.

We can't Wait to see what the next 90 years have in store for us.


Time to Plant

Beets | Lettuce | Peas | Radish | Spinach | Turnip

Cabbage | Broccoli | Cauliflower | Asparagus | Garlic 

Rhubarb | Onion | Potato

Now is the time to plant these early spring vegetables for hardiness zone 6. 

Check out more information on Early Spring Vegetable Gardening HERE.

Gardening Tips

Get earth on your hands.

Lawn Care

Apply ferti•lome All Seasons Crabgrass & Weed Preventer now through mid April. This is the first step in Johnson’s ferti•lome Lawn Care Program for cool season grasses.

Spring Overseeding

March is a good time to seed or overseed cool-season grasses. Expect the seed to germinate more slowly than in the fall because of cooler soil temperatures.

Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable gardening moves into full swing in March. Plant seeds of beets, lettuce, peas, radishes, spinach and turnips. It’s also time to put out cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower plants.

Tree & Shrub Care

Every season in Kansas presents some extreme weather that our plants have to deal with. Healthy plants are the best insurance against weather, disease and insect attacks.

Growing Herbs Indoors

Herbs can be planted in a variety of containers; old tin cans, wooden boxes, crockery, bowls as well as pottery. Sufficient drainage should be provided to ensure that the soil does not become waterlogged. Use an all purpose potting mix like ferti•lome Ultimate Potting Mix.

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