Traveling the backroads of small-town America is something that gets missed when we travel by air. While we are able to go from point A to B in a short period of time to explore adventures far from home, we miss out on the in-between.
After looking at the planting schedule in the Kansas State University Garden Guide, I did the math on the number of weeks needed to start my transplants for the Acre. The guide recommends May for the ideal time to set out tomatoes and peppers. While I do agree with that time, as a gardener, I tend to be one ‘those people’ who likes to push the envelope as far as setting out tomatoes.
I felt a little bit sorry for the semi truck driver who was making a delivery Monday morning at the west store. He had spent Sunday evening someplace in Tennessee and got into town sometime during the night. The truck's route originated in Florida with 53’ of foliage plants, most of it destined for us.
Looking at our selection of seeds in the store earlier in the week I was impressed by the almost 20 types of sunflowers we offer. That then got me to thinking ‘When is Kansas Day?’ I knew it was in January, so I did a quick internet search… ‘Ope!’ It’s the 29th! This search led me down a rabbit trail to see our official state symbols.