Posts Tagged ‘gardening’

Another Free Gardening Workshop

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

If you miss the first and still want to go, MU Extension is offering a second workshop.  It should be a great way to get into gardening season!

SMALL FRUIT & VEGETABLE GARDENING WORKSHOP
April 7, 2011
9:30-3:00
Missouri Department of Conservation, Kirksville MO

9:30-9:35-Welcome and Introductions

9:35-10:00-Why Grow, Buy, and Eat Local Food?

10:00-10:45-Growing Vegetables In The Home Garden

10:45-11:00-Break

11:00-11:15-Using Raised Beds

11:15-12:00-Growing Small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, etc.)

12:00-12:45-$5 Boxed lunch from Hy-Vee or bring your own

12:45-1:30- Panel of gardeners speak about their gardening experience

1:30-1:45-Companion Planting

1:45-2:00-Soil Basics & Making and Using Compost

2:00-2:15-Break

2:15-3:00-Chemical-free Pest Control

3:00-Wrap-up

The workshop is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension. There is a $5 charge if you would like to have a boxed lunch from Hy-Vee, or you may bring your lunch. You must pre-register by April 5 and your lunch must be paid for by then. Please call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or email [email protected] to register.

Free Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Want to start a garden and don’t know where to start?  Already been gardening and want to learn some more?  Well the amazing people over at MU Extension are putting on a free vegetable gardening workshop.  Read on for info.

VEGETABLE GARDENING WORKSHOP

March 24, 2011

9:30-3:15

Missouri Department of Conservation, Kirksville MO

9:30-9:35-Welcome and Introductions

9:35-10:00-Why Grow, Buy, and Eat Local Food?

10:00-11:00-Growing Vegetables In The Home Garden

11:00-11:15-Break

11:15-12:00- Growing Small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, etc.)

12:00-12:45-$5 Boxed lunch from Hy-Vee or bring your own lunch

12:45-1:15- Safe Handling of Produce

1:15-1:30- Using Raised Beds

1:30-2:00-Soil Basics & Making and Using Compost

2:00-2:15-Break

2:15-2:30-Companion Planting

2:30-3:15-Chemical-free Pest Control

3:15-Wrap-up

The workshop is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension. There is a $5 charge if you would like to have a boxed lunch from Hy-Vee, or you may bring your lunch. You must pre-register by March 22 and your lunch must be paid for by then or you will not receive a lunch. Please call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or email [email protected] to register.

More Sprouts

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

It turns out that all the pictures of sprouts I posted last time were just early sprouting weeds that were in the soil mix we made. I guess the excitement of seeing the first growth disoriented me.  This time, though- these are the real ones.

They’re doing well, but we’re a little concerned with their growth as we don’t have any spots that get full sun all day. Even our south facing windows only get a sliver of sun because of the slightly too far reaching overhang on the roof. It seems like they’re growing taller in an attempt to reach the sun, but as a result are lacking a stout base. From what I’ve been told, it sounds like they’ll survive just fine.

Sprouts and Set-up

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

We started most of our seeds a few days ago, and some leeks, broccoli, cabbage and one variety of tomato sprouted today.  Hopefully they are just the first of many.  We’ve set up all the flats and yogurt cup planters on a shelf/bench that we built this week from thrown away (mostly palette) wood.