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Kitchen Gardening

Grow something tasty!

This year, try a patio vegetable and herb garden. There's nothing we like more than homegrown veggies within arm's reach of the kitchen. It's easy with our favorites, like EarthBox and Smart Pot.


Gardening Tips

Get earth on your hands.

Lawn Care

Crabgrass starts to germinate when the redbuds are in bloom, but it continues well into the summer, so go ahead and apply ferti•lome For All Seasons II Lawn Food plus Crabgrass and Weed Preventer if you haven’t already. An April application will still catch most crabgrass before it germinates.

Tree & Shrub Care

Use ferti•lome Tree & Shrub Food on all types of trees and shrubs now to help them get off to a good start. Apply the proper amount, based on the size of your plants, under and past the drip line, then just water it in.

 

Planting

April is an excellent time to plant trees, shrubs, vines and perennials. Use ferti•lome Start-N-Grow slow-release plant food in the planting hole to maintain your landscape plants throughout the season. Water in all new plantings with ferti•lome Root Stimulator to ensure establishment; and use it weekly for the first month to enhance later performance.

Edible Gardening

In the vegetable garden April is the time to seed beets, carrots, collards, lettuce, mustard, radishes and spinach. There’s still time to get in peas, onion sets, onion plants and garlic, too. Perennial and biennial herbs such as caraway, catnip, chives, lavender, mint, parsley, sage and thyme can also be planted in April.

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Marty's Weekly Enews

Local gardening advice & more!

The sights, sounds and smells of a greenhouse project.

The sights, sounds and smells of a greenhouse project.

We’d been discussing replacing our Stuppy (the manufacturer) greenhouses for several years. The two Stuppy houses constructed in the fall of 1975 were each 30’ x 96’.

No winter lasts forever. No spring skips a turn.

No winter lasts forever. No spring skips a turn.

It seemed to all happen overnight last week. The rain came, it warmed up and all of the sudden our plants started to grow.

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Well ya see, Norm, it's like this...

Well ya see, Norm, it's like this...

Just over a month ago we were getting through the historic cold weather of 2021. It was -21 degrees on February 14 that capped off our spell of cold days.

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What Time is it?

Johnson's Garden Time

Join Marty and Jeremy every Saturday & Sunday morning at 7:55 for Johnson's Garden Time. We'll also post episodes here and on our YouTube Channel.
Enjoy!

A Green Thumb 90 years 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!