Southwest Region Master Gardener training sessions begin in Pratt on January 30. To register call the Pratt County Extension Office at (620) 672-6121.

The Pratt County Extension Master Gardeners would like to extend an invitation for you to attend the Extension Master Gardener Training to be held here in Pratt!
The Southwest Region Master Gardener Training will be held in Pratt County beginning on Wednesday January 30, 2019. The training sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m.for eight weeks.
The cost of the training is $100.00.  This cost includes the training and a very informative Training and Resource manual.
Pratt County Extension Master Gardeners are required to have 10 hours of Continuing Education per year (Our Lunch and Learn presentations have covered most of that) And 20 hours of community service per year. (You would be surprised how fast these hours add up!) Examples of Community service are: Helping with seminars, presenting programs, researching and answering questions, helping with the pollinator garden, manning a booth at the farmer’s market, and attending quarterly meetings.  
To sign up or request more information, please call the extension office at 672-6121.
Use a Planting Calendar   
If you start vegetable plants indoors, it is often helpful to list seeding dates on a calendar so that plants are ready for transplanting at the proper time. To do this, choose your transplant date and count back the number of weeks necessary to grow your own transplants. For example, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower are usually transplanted in late March to early April. It takes 8 weeks from seeding to transplant size.  Therefore, plants should be seeded in early February.
Information on how many weeks it takes to grow transplants is available in our January 3 newsletter.
Adapted from the Kansas State Horticulture Newsletter