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Vegetable Gardening Workshops in February

February 7th, 2014 at Fri, 7th, 2014 at 9:56 am by Karen Dale

Green Seedlings

 

Seed-Starting, Composting, and Sustainable Vegie Gardening at the Country Store

Tomorrow, Saturday, February 22, I will lead off a series of three one-hour classes at the Country Store with my 10:30 class, “Time to Start Starts.” Late February is the time to start seeds of alliums indoors, followed by the week-to-week sequence of sowing tomatoes, brussel sprouts, kole crops, peppers, etc etc. You’ll get my own Spring Calendar for Seed-Sowing hand-out, plus my tips for equipment you’ll need for starting seeds indoors. I’ll tell you what’s worked for me in my teeny-tiny home greenhouse and how, in the jumbo high school greenhouse, we “Greenhouse Nuns” grow over a thousand transplants for the Garden Club Mother’s Day Sale.

And I may read from, and will certainly sign, copies of my book “Garden On, Vashon!” Also you’ll b able to compare sowing equipments, buy seeds, and hopefully meet some gardening neighbors.

At 11:30, Sue Day will introduce “Sustainable Vegetable Growing”: how to keep your soil and plants healthy and increase yields with less effort.

1:00-2:00 Composting- Join us as we discuss the wonders of turning garbage into (black) gold.  We’ll cover yard waste and kitchen waste as well as many different methods including vermaculture (a.k.a. worm farming).

These three seminars are FREE, but if you want to leave with a flat full of planted seeds, it’s $25.00.

gardens on the south end of Vashon Island, on a sandy hilltop overlooking Quartermaster Harbor. "Garden On, Vashon" shares what the Island has to teach us about gardening HERE—from making soils to sowing seeds to raising plants to harvest, cooking, preserving, and designing new ways to cultivate your little chunk of Vashon Island. To contact me, email karendale@centurytel.net, or leave a comment.

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