Learn as your schedule allows. No high speed internet connection is required. This program has been reformatted due to the current health crisis. This will be an easy-to-use program with participants receiving by mail a flash drive with all of the recordings and information that would have been originally offered on March 31, April 7 & April 14. There will be no live sites or live remote viewing at this time. Total teaching time is about 6 hours.
If you have questions on the content of the instruction, or just need direction on growing your own vegetables during the season, contact our Purdue Extension-Marion County Master Gardener AnswerLine. Our Master Gardener volunteers are checking their phone voice mail and e-mail now from home. To contact the AnswerLine, call 317-275-9292 (leave a message) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is for current or aspiring vegetable gardeners.
It's an opportunity to learn from experts about:
- Modern vegetable production practices appropriate to home growing
- How to select varieties and kinds of vegetables to meet their needs
- How to manage pests in a sustainable manner
- Resources that are available to help continue their study and to solve problems after the series is complete
Getting Started in Vegetable Gardening
- Selecting Site and Plants
- Sizing Up Your Garden and Tools
- Soil Preparation Techniques
- Plant Spacing and Layout
- Types/Seasons of Plants
- Crop Rotation
- Insect Management
- Integrated Pest Management
- Organic Pest Management
- Pest Identification & Pesticide Use
- Diagnosing Plant Problems
- Disease Management (Identify, Manage & Prevent)
Registration Fee: $30/person for all sessions (includes flash drive of 3 recorded sessons and pdf handouts). Please register by April 7.
Register by visiting: http://puext.in/HomeVegSeries or print the brochure under Related Files at the bottom of this page and mail to Purdue University.
For questions about the program, contact: Steve Mayer, Indianapolis, 317-275-9290, MayerSL@purdue.edu.
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