Log on for the weekly online workshops starting
February 28. Each session will explore a new topic and give
participants the opportunity to engage with University Illinois
Extension horticulture experts and receive emails with even more
research-based tips and factsheets.
Sessions will be 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from February 28 to March 28.
Each class covers a different topic and will consist of a live
50-minute presentation followed by a Q&A. Extension horticulture
educators Jennifer Fishburn, Chris Enroth, Ken Johnson, Ryan Pankau,
and Sarah Vogel will lead this series.
February 28 - Where will you Garden?
Build a garden using whatever space you have. Learn
about traditional garden plots, raised beds, salad tables, container
gardening, growing vertically, and more.
March 7 - Seed and Plant Choices:
Planning, design, and layout are key elements to
successful gardening. Learn about hardiness zones, frost and freeze
dates, how to order plants or seeds from a garden catalog or
locally, reading and selecting seed packets, and starting plants
from seed. We'll also cover soil testing and amendments, fertilizer,
manures, mulch, watering, and weeding.
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March 14 - Cool Season Vegetables:
Cool-season crops can be grown in spring or fall,
each with its own characteristics and potential issues. Learn about
growing and harvesting cool-season vegetables including how to
manage common insect pests.
March 21 - Warm Season Vegetables:
Warm season crops grow during the hottest part of the
year. This session will cover how to make vegetables such as
peppers, tomatoes, squash, and more flourish while keeping pests at
March 28 - Insects and Diseases:
New and experienced growers alike are challenged by
pests, diseases, and disorders of vegetable plants. Learn about
insects, diseases, and wildlife pests and how to prevent and handle
Register for the series by February 26 at go.illinois.edu/GrowingGreatVegetables.
The cost is $10.
Sessions will be recorded and made available to
registered participants if they are unable to attend live.
For more information, contact Ken Johnson at email@example.com.
[Author: Chris Enroth, University of
Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator]