Grow Your Own Food Workshop


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Grow Your Own Food Workshop

  1. 1. Grow Your Own Food Workshop<br />Part A: Getting Started<br />1. Site Selection<br />2. Soils: testing, working, and improving<br />3. Planting: seeds, seedlings, perennial transplants<br />4. Watering: when, how, how much<br />5. Putting it all together with these gardening techniques:<br /><ul><li>Raised beds
  2. 2. Container gardening (including self-watering containers)
  3. 3. Lasagna gardening
  4. 4. Tips for small spaces</li></ul>Part B: Choosing Wisely<br />1. Easy vegetables (varieties and pest management): lettuce, tomatoes, beans, (not-bell) peppers, cucumbers, beets/chard, radishes, garlic, kale, leeks, herbs such as parsley, sage, basil, etc., tomatillos, <br />2. Easy fruits (varieties and pest management): strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb<br />3. A little more challenging: zucchini/yellow squash, bell peppers, asparagus, blueberries, all the other cole crops, eggplants, onions, peas, potatoes, spinach.<br />4. Maybe not worth the effort: sweet corn, hard squash, pumpkins (too much space needed). Carrots, parsnips (wrong soils here). Melons (need season extension). <br />