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Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden - A Practical How-to Workshop

  • Gwinnett Technical College Learn-in Farm 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville, GA, 30046 United States (map)

Eight (8) Hours and Four (4) two-hour Sessions on March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12

Cost is $ 79.00 total with 15 Participants Max

This workshop stresses sustainable gardening practices such as mulching, efficient watering methods, on-site composting, integrated pest management, and use of soil amendments. 
Topics will include preparing a bed early spring and summer crops, cover crops, installing transplants, harvesting, some pest control, and watering techniques.

Learn soil preparation, amendments, and fertilizers; irrigation methods and systems; working with both seeds and seedlings; cultural requirements of specific cool season crops and varieties that do well in our area; and how to identify and manage common pests, weeds, and diseases of vegetable crops in our region.