Don’t plant potatoes until the minimum soil temperature is 40 degrees. Check The Eagle’s weather page, on the back of the Local & State section, for soil temperatures, under “Farm & Garden.”
The Kansas Grown Farmers Market will open its outdoor season April 5 in the parking lot of the Extension Center.
There also will be special events on each of the Saturdays. On March 22, there will be a Tiny Tea – children’s tea with mini-cupcakes – from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. and voting for the name of the new mascot.
Botanica also is having two competitions: a child 14 or younger will be the voice of the new mascot, with auditions from 3:30 to 5 p.m April 12, and a fairy house competition for a $5 entry fee; entries must be received by April 12. For rules, download the fairy house competition form at www.botanica.org or call 316-264-0448.
Admission is included in membership or regular admission: $7 for adults, $5 for ages 3-12, free for ages 2 and under, $6 for seniors and military.