Grow Your Own, Nevada! Summer 2012: Starting Plants From Seed

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Grow Your Own, Nevada! Summer 2012: Starting Plants From Seed

  1. 1. Planting the Fall Garden By Randy RobisonJedi Master Gardener
  2. 2. A little historyRetiredParamedic/ Engineer 5 Time Nevada State Fair Champion Gardener
  3. 3. Addictive behavior.• If a little is good and a lot is better
  4. 4. Then a whole lot must be AWESOME
  5. 5. Start with Soil.
  6. 6. Soil needs Organic Material 4-6 inches a year
  7. 7. Start with great seeds
  8. 8. Read the seed packageit’s loaded with great information Planting depth Soil temp for germination Days to germination
  9. 9. Soil temp for germination
  10. 10. Visualize your Harvest• 1 Plant Size• 2 Plants Spacing• 3 How much to Plant• 4 How to Plant• 5 When to Plant• 6 Hardiness of plants• 7 Frost Protection• 8 Watering
  11. 11. Plant Size• Don’t look at the plant in the seed pack• Think how big it will be when it in full bloom
  12. 12. Plant Spacing
  13. 13. How much do I plant• Start with only vegetables you like to eat.• Then plant the one that you think you might like.• Last plant a few extras for friend and family
  14. 14. How do I plant?Seed depth two to four times the thicknessof seed
  15. 15. When Do I Plant
  16. 16. Hardiness of plants
  17. 17. Broccoli
  18. 18. Is this for real?
  19. 19. Because you could end up with this every day
  20. 20. Cabbage
  21. 21. Lettuce Garden
  22. 22. Onions /Root Crops
  23. 23. Plant protectionHigh Tunnel Low Tunnel
  24. 24. Hillbilly season extenders
  25. 25. Mulch Hot vs ColdCold mulch
  26. 26. Set up a water plan• Water by hand from a bucket of sun- warmed water.• Drip irrigation• Hose• Sprinkler• Keep the soil moist• Water according to plant needs
  27. 27. Remember if a little is good, a lot is better, then a whole lot is awesome
  28. 28. Gardening in Northern Nevada can be challenging
  29. 29. Yes you can grow corn
  30. 30. Questions

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