In this interactive workshop you will learn which seeds are best for you and your family, then you'll pot up trays, plant a variety of vegetables, label and chart them. Topics covered include:
Choosing your vegetables
Weekly consumption – storage space - meal planning, canning, preserving
Size of garden – garden plan, planting diagram, harvest chart, time/funds available.
Methods - straw bale gardening, vertical gardening, container gardening, interplanting, companion planting.
Seed choice – days to maturity, canning.
Materials – potting up space, water, seeding log, brush, tools.
Where to put seed trays? Light, drainage, water.
Soil – Saturation, Filling trays, packing the soil.
Seeding – Packing, poking, labeling, recording
Watering – Bottom watering vs. overhead watering, proper drainage
Lights –Timer, stretching, turning.
Expected yields – Seeding chart, calendar.
Record keeping – Importance – root veg, variety, transplant dates, # planted, # germinated, transplant dates, calendar.
When to transplant – Time of day, wilt, prewatering, pending weather
Roots –Root zone, tools
Spacing – days to harvest, roots, proximity
String lines – minding the elements
Watering – timing
Companion planting – frequency, pest concerns
Block planting – lettuce, beets, carrots, onions…
Direct seeding – succession planting – beets, carrots…