This is a two-day workshop, from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, and 9 am to 1 pm on Sunday.
So you want to grow your own fruits and veggies, but you want to do it right. This intensive 2-day course will offer in-depth information and hands-on skill-building to make sure you have all your bases covered to grow a kick-butt smorgasbord, organically and in your back yard. We’ll build a compost pile, prepare beds, start seeds indoors & out, put in drip irrigation, plan your season from start to finish, and learn how to extend and preserve your harvest. Bring your work gloves, grubby clothes, a sample of the soil from your garden site, and your sense of adventure!
Includes lunch & cocktail hour on Saturday.
I. Introductions & Basic Botany : Fruits & Flowers
II. Soil: what it is & how to work with it
III. Composting: turning trash into treasure
IV: Soil Preparation: Methods & Materials
VI. Water & Irrigation: From watering can to automated drip
VII. Starting Seeds Indoors: Get an early start
VIII: Transplanting & Seeding Outdoors
IX. Cocktail Hour & Ask Me Anything
I. Garden Siting & Design: Working with Colorado’s Climate
II. Basic Crop Types: What’s a brassica?
III. Season Planning: What to plant when
IV. Protecting the Garden: Pests, Diseases, and Weeds
V. Season Extension: Keep the harvest going.
VI. Final Q & A