Monday, August 20, 2018

Master Gardeners August 26, 2018

Are you ready to start your Fall garden? Come to the Green Tent on Sunday, August 26th as the UC/CE LA County Master Gardeners  return for their monthly visit.

They’re bringing herbs, flowers, veggies and fruit to give away (and of course, free seed packets too!):

Autumn Beauty Mixed Color Sunflowers...Irresistible!!!

Heirloom Tuscan Baby Leaf KALE! (does best in fall and winter so plant it up now!)

Scented BASIL trio

Icebox Rainbow Sherbet WATERMELON

Container CUCUMBER

Astia container ZUCCHINI (they’re very small and very easy to harvest!)

Heirloom pole GREEN BEANS — these are the kind that need support from a trellis or stakes

It goes without saying that water is an issue, as the drought and heat continue. It’s ALWAYS best to water your garden early in the morning. If you wait till evening, you’ll risk encouraging powdery mildew and other fungal diseases. And please, water the SOIL not the plants (although if you have a “mist” setting, it’s also a good idea to do a quick spray of the leaves to keep them cool and breathing as the heat goes up)

AND!  The return of the MG’s VICTORY GARDEN classes — low priced four week series for beginners—is here at last! Here’s the schedule, you can mix and match. 

As ever, please bring your plastic six packs to be re-used by the MGs, who’ll be planting up more seedlings to give away next month!

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