April 1 Watson Education Building, NYBG
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Saturday
Fresh, homegrown vegetables are healthy and flavorful, and don't have to be difficult to grow. Learn how to properly prepare beds and soils; gain key tips on planting and sowing seeds; discover ecologically friendly ways to keep pests at bay so you can have the vegetable garden you've always wanted! Please bring lunch.
10 am–12 pm, Vegetable Gardening Basics
Vegetables have their own special requirements, and whether you're a novice or an experienced grower, you'll get more from your garden this season using these time- tested techniques. The two-hour session covers site selection, bed and soil preparation, optimal planting times, and harvesting strategies.
Nick Storrs l GAR201A
12–12:45 pm, Break for Lunch
Seed Starting Primer
Seed starting is a fun way to expand your garden's potential. This class covers the basics, including choosing what seeds to start and the proper location, lighting, containers, watering techniques, and soil mixes to ensure your success. Receive a packet of seeds to grow at home.
Xenia D'Ambrosi l GAR201B
Protect Your Plants From Pests
All of your hard work in the garden should produce healthful, nutritious food; so don't let a host of pest problems ruin this for you. Learn a variety of environmentally friendly and sustainable ways to minimize or eliminate pests in your veggie garden, including promoting beneficial insects that attack bad bugs.
Graham Glauber l GAR201C