Wednesday, February 01, 2012

It's Time to Think Spring! (No, We're Not Crazy)

We realize it is still winter but it is never too soon to start thinking about your spring garden.
Do you want to learn how to garden but don't know where to start? Join us for a 3- Part Beginner Garden Program series at the Homer Community Library.

Laura Wetzel is a life-long gardener with a degree in botany. We discovered her and her garden series on the Common Ground Food Co-op website and are very excited to have her come to Homer as well to share her knowledge and joy of gardening! Sessions will be 12:30PM- 2:00PM on the first Saturday of the month February- March. Following is a brief description of each planned session. You can come to one or all!

FEBRUARY 4th- Planning Your Garden---Dream Time
The perfect time to plan a garden is when it is much too cold to plant! In the first two sessions of this series, participants will evaluate their garden space and learn to maximize it. We will start the process of deciding what to plant and where. If you have seed catalogs that you are willing to share, please bring them!

MARCH 3rd- When and Where to Plant
A continuation of evaluating each participants available space. Where sun and space are in short supply, we will look for ways to fit food crops into landscaping. Other topics covered will be early spring soil preparation, use of compost, cool season growers, succession planting and what to do if it just won't stop raining!

APRIL 7th- How To Plant
In this session we will talk about direct seeding, transplanting, protecting new plantings from animals, crops that are easy to grow (usually), mulch, companion planting, and how to find that all too illusive window of opportunity for planting. If you have extra seed, we invite you to bring it along for a seed swap.

Questions?? Call the Homer Library at 896-2121