Gardening Class

5 years of

GARDENING

We have the know-how you need.

quick tips

Make sure to learn these fundamentals before gardening!

vegetables

Learn about the nutrition and gardening factors of your favorite vegetables!

equipment

Stock up on these items before gardening season!

pest control

Discover the natural guardians of your garden!

 
Botany

Quick

Tips.

1.

Has the ground warmed enough the accept seeds/seedlings?

2.

What is the weather forecast for the week?

3.

Which vegetables and companion vegetables do you want to grow?

4.

Will you include companion plants for pest management/ soil enrichment?

5.

What time will you be watering your plants daily?

6.

Did you amend your soil last Autumn?

7.

Have you factored in crop rotation?

8.

What will you do if the weather changes midweek?

9.

Are you planting indoors or outdoors?

Questions

For Your

Garden

 
Botany

Vegetables.

Click on a vegetable to learn more!

Wheelbarrow

Equipment.

 

Add These Items To Your 

Garden Arsenal

Cold Frames

Portable – smaller, lightweight; often aluminum construction w/polycarbonate tops and sides.
Permanent – in-ground structures and insulated.
Temporary – quick and easy to build(e.g. straw bales, wood, sheet of rigid plastic or old windows, cinder blocks, shower door or other clear materials.

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Mini Hoop Tunnels

A miniature greenhouse “trapping solar energy”
Make from simple materials from hardware  store (row cloth, pvc pipes, plastic sheeting).

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Unheated Greenhouses

More attractive than Polytunnels

Can extend then growing season 

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Polytunnels 

Similar to a Mini Hoop Tunnel

Taller and wider structure

Sometimes called Hoop Houses

Walk –in Structure.

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Row Covers 

Excludes insects, protect seeds,

and seedlings

Warm soil, and protect against frost

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Cloches 

Plant incubators (glass or heavy plastic) and temporary protectors from weather

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Illustrated Plant

Pest

Control.

 

Nature’s Pest Management

Plants that repel pests

Credit for Information goes to Master Gardener Marilyn Joyner