Time to tackle the kitchen
Before the weather outside turns too beautiful to be indoors, Karen Blakeslee, a Kansas State University food scientist, recommends choosing a day or two to clean the kitchen.
Blakeslee suggests removing all items from one or two cupboards at a time then washing the cupboard, inside and outside, along with any washable shelf liners. Then allow the cupboards and liners to air dry. Her recommendations for organization:
African violet sale
The Wichita African Violet Study Club will have its annual African violet sale Sunday at Botanica from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until plants sell out. Come early to the sale for best selection. Award-winning grower Carol Rice of Bartlesville, Okla., will have some of her prize-winning standard African violets in the sale. The club’s Patty Daniel of Patty’s Plants and Antiques will have her award-winning miniatures and streptocarpus for sale as well as African violets.
Seeds grow happily under basic 4-foot shop lights, but make sure the lamps can be lowered and raised to keep the bulbs 4 to 6 inches above the seedlings as they grow.
Seeds need good seed-starting mix in which to grow and will develop well in cheap foam cups set in plastic trays. Make a drainage hole in the cups with a pencil.