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

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  • 1. Planting the Fall Garden By Randy RobisonJedi Master Gardener
  • 2. A little historyRetiredParamedic/ Engineer 5 Time Nevada State Fair Champion Gardener
  • 3. Addictive behavior.• If a little is good and a lot is better
  • 4. Then a whole lot must be AWESOME
  • 5. Start with Soil.
  • 6. Soil needs Organic Material 4-6 inches a year
  • 7. Start with great seeds
  • 8. Read the seed packageit’s loaded with great information Planting depth Soil temp for germination Days to germination
  • 9. Soil temp for germination
  • 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. Plant Size• Don’t look at the plant in the seed pack• Think how big it will be when it in full bloom
  • 12. Plant Spacing
  • 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. How do I plant?Seed depth two to four times the thicknessof seed
  • 15. When Do I Plant
  • 16. Hardiness of plants
  • 17. Broccoli
  • 18. Is this for real?
  • 19. Because you could end up with this every day
  • 20. Cabbage
  • 21. Lettuce Garden
  • 22. Onions /Root Crops
  • 23. Plant protectionHigh Tunnel Low Tunnel
  • 24. Hillbilly season extenders
  • 25. Mulch Hot vs ColdCold mulch
  • 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. Remember if a little is good, a lot is better, then a whole lot is awesome
  • 28. Gardening in Northern Nevada can be challenging
  • 29. Yes you can grow corn
  • 30. Questions