Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Is it possible to grow your own nutritious vegetables year-round in the Gorge? John Hergenrather from Good News Gardening thinks so, and has been doing it for years without expensive, heated greenhouses.
Hergenrather will lead a free class on the subject Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Good News Gardening Conservatory.
Advantages of gardening in the off-season include an extended harvest season, great nutrition and very little weeding, watering or pests. It’s also fun to save money while eating wholesome, organic foods.
The class will discuss the best varieties and planting dates, the use of various inexpensive covers, and a host of other helpful hints. Also, for those who missed certain planting dates, trays of transplants will be for sale.
Many practical handouts and useful catalogues will be available for free. There is no charge for this one-time class, but Hergenrather suggests that you bring one of your favorite recipes for garden vegetables and he will compile them for a handout at Good News Gardening.
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