Thursday, June 21, 2018

Master Gardeners, June 24

Join us at the Mar Vista Community Council Green Tent as we welcome back our regular 4th Sunday guests, the UCCE LA County Master Gardeners Sunday, June 24, 9 am to 1 p.m. As usual they’re bringing plants they’ve grown for you to give away, along with free seed packets. 

(PS: They’ll be celebrating MG Julie Strnad’s birthday…stop by to say Happy Day to her!)

Here’s what’s coming:

It wouldn’t be summer or fall without sunflowers!  

Basil — it’s still tiny but in a week or two you can transplant it to flavor all your summer dishes and salads.

Dill — an herb with a cross between caraway and licorish-y taste that enhances fish dishes, baked potatoes and any other creative ideas you may have for this flavor profile.

The Pole Beans (green beans you need to support with a trellis, teepee or a stick or two) are coming up nicely.

Keep the kids happy with “Jack Be Little” mini-pumpkins which should be ready in plenty of time for Halloween carving. 

There are 4 inch pots with everyone’s favorite Lacinato (dark tuscan) Kale.

A very few butternut and delicata squashes have peeked their heads up above the soil.

And thanks to Master Gardener Kwaku Annor, there’ll be even more Cherokee Purple tomatoes to give away! 

Don’t forget to share your successes or bring questions about “what happened” to the MGs, who’ll do their best to advise you. 

And PLEASE remember to bring all those excess six packs from your spring plantings, so the MGs have something to put NEXT month’s seedlings into for you!

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