Spring into Vegetable Gardening Series for Beginners

Published on December 19, 2013 with No Comments

Are you looking for ways to make your food dollars go further than they do today?

Well if you answered yes, then you might want to look at growing some of your own vegetables in a garden.

But, what if you don’t know anything about gardening?

The University of Florida/IFAS Extension in Santa Rosa County is here to help by offering a four-week series so you can learn all you need to get started.

This workshop will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 – 7:30 p.m. starting Jan. 14 until Feb. 4.  The cost is $30 per person or $45 per couple and includes numerous handouts.

Classes will be held at the Milton and Jay locations of UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County.

The Milton office is located at 6263 Dogwood Drive. The Jay office is located at 5259 Booker Lane. Register online at http://spring-into-vegetable-gardening-2014.eventbrite.com/

The topics for the workshop will include:

  • Jan. 14 – Homeowner Vegetable Garden Expectations: what to grow and seasonal information, site selection and improving soils
  • Jan. 21 – Growing Tomatoes, Peppers, Squash and Cucumbers; Seeding and Transplanting Basics
  • Jan. 28 – General garden Maintenance: watering, fertilizing, integrated pest management
  • Feb. 4- Harvesting, Troubleshooting Vegetable Garden Problems

For more information please contact Mary Derrick at (850) 623-3868 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays or via email at maryd@santarosa.fl.gov.

All programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are open to all persons with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations.  For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact the Santa Rosa County Extension Office at 850-623-3868 at least five (5) working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.

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