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Adams County Extension Spring Vegetable Gardening Talks

Introduction to Cold Frames
February 21st 10:30am -12:30pm

Cold weather got you down? Missing the fresh greens from your summer garden? Cold frames are a simple method to extend the growing season. They can be bought or built cheaply or extravagantly. This class will cover the basics of how to build, operate and be successful with cold frames.

Introduction to Vegetable Gardening
March 21st 10:30am-12:30pm

This class will go over the fundamental steps to starting and maintaining a vegetable garden. Topics will include: Starting a garden, when to plant, when to water and fertilize and fall care of the garden.

Small Fruits
April 2nd 5:30pm-7:30pm

Growing small fruits can be one of the most rewarding and productive types of home food production. This class will cover the basics of backyard production of several different types of small fruits. This class will cover the basics of production for raspberries, blackberries, grapes, strawberries and currents.

Container Vegetable Gardening
April 18th 10:30am-12:30pm

Container gardening is a great way to grow fresh vegetables in a limited space or add an interest to an outdoor space. Many types of vegetables can be grown in containers. Topics will include, selecting a potting mix, types of containers, types of irrigation and fertilization and tips for growing specific vegetables in containers.

All talks will be held in the meeting room at the Adams County Parks and Extension Building on the Adams County Fair Grounds (9755 Henderson Rd. Brighton). Classes are $10 per session or $30 for all four. Scholarships are available.

Space is limited, to register please contact: Eric Hammond 303-637-8016 or Sharon Moore 303-637-8101.