What to plant when, pests you may encounter and what to do about it, avoiding pesticides/herbicides/chemical fertilizers, cultivars we recommend, solutions to water conservation, how to mitigate wind, hail damage. What has worked for us. And, alas, what has not. Mimi Yanus, Niki Hayden, Tracey Parrish.
Good gardens begin with healthy soil. Kristine Johnson, a soil scientist, will detail the facts and fallacies surrounding building gardens for vegetables and fruits. Kristine will touch on the importance of balancing nutrients, care of ongoing gardens, newest discoveries, damage that can occur to garden soil, etc. Again, this is the time to ask all the thorny questions that swirl around this subject.
Bring any seeds you no longer need or want. Pick up any seeds that look worth trying. You need not bring seeds to share in this bounty but do bring a few small sacks as some seeds will be loose. At 2 p.m. Janis Kieft, who works for Botanical Interests Seeds, will hold a class about starting seeds indoors. This is a great chance to clear up any problems from the past that dampened your efforts to grow seedlings under lights.
Denise Dundon will be our guest speaker for Basic Home Composting.Free. Open to the public.This class will explore the basics of composting. It will cover the definition of compost and composting, the methods used for creating compost, the ingredient do's and don'ts for composting, the uses for compost in the garden, and the basic structures you can use for storing/housing your compost bin.This class will meet in the basement of the Crescent Grange.See More
Thank you so much for the welcome and for the invitation. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend due to a prior engagement but I am eager to get involved and to get to know some people. Maybe next time!
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