Hands on experience getting seeds started for your summer garden
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…