April 1 Watson Education Building, NYBG
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Saturday
Fresh, homegrown vegetables are healthful and flavorful and don't have to be difficult to grow. Learn the basic skills of proper bed and soil preparation, key planting tips, how and when to sow seeds, and 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
Grow your own vegetables this season using time-tested techniques, including site selection, bed and soil preparation, optimal planting times, and harvesting strategies. This advice is perfect for the novice gardener and includes tips and tricks for more experienced growers.
Nick Storrs l GAR201A
12–12:45 pm lunch
Seed Starting Primer
Seed starting is a fun way to expand your garden's potential. Learn how and when to start seeds, what containers and soil mixes to use, the best possible lighting schedules, and proper watering regimens to ensure your success. Each student will 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 healthy, 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 this season using organic methods that include promoting beneficial insects that attack bad bugs.
Graham Glauber l GAR201C