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A Seminar on Home Vegetable Gardening Presented by VCE JCCW Master Gardeners Saturday March 25 2017 Starting A Home Vegetable Garden Starting A Vegetable Garden Size Of Your Garden Choosing A Spot For Your Garden ID: 761786 Download Presentation

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A Seminar on Home Vegetable GardeningPresented by VCE JCC/W Master Gardeners Saturday, March 25, 2017 Starting A Home Vegetable Garden

Starting A Vegetable GardenSize Of Your Garden Choosing A Spot For Your GardenConstructing Your GardenChoosing Vegetables To Grow What, When And Where to Plant Maintenance Harvesting

Determining Size Of Your Garden Start small and scale up as you encounter success

Put It Where The Sun Does Shine (8-10 hours)Proximity To Kitchen Access To Water (Rain Gauge) Plan Ahead For Enough Room To Enlarge Drainage And Level Ground Away From Trees Neighbors, Compost Area, Traffic Locating Your Vegetable Garden

Building Your Garden In Ground Garden vs Raised Beds

Building Your Garden Advantages of Raised BedsImproved soil drainage Ease of accessEasier weed control Less soil compactionWarmer soil temperature in Spring Reduced soil erosion Increased vegetable production

Examples of various types of raised beds

Raised beds on a slope

Marking Out The Garden

Preparing The SoilRemoving the Sod

Preparing the Soil

Amending the soil Add organic material: Compost Manure Sphagnum peat moss Shredded leaves Decomposed grass clippings

Preparing the BedsBreak up dirt clumps Rake smooth and level Prepare seed drill Firm seed bed soil

Sowing your SeedsCarefully sow seed in drills (Spacing)Cover seeds Firm soil over seedsWater gently Shading

Using Transplants

Testing the soil Ideal pH range 6.5 - 6.8 Why is pH of soil important? Nutrient availablility and transport Low pH (acid soil) Add fast acting dolomite lime High pH (alkaline soil) Add Ammonium Sulfate

YOUR GARDENING GOALS Think “most bang for the buck”(most flavor, convenience and dollar’s savings)Think, “What do you want to grow and eat?” Start with vegetables you and your family like to eat .Start small and scale up as you encounter success. Start with easy to grow vegetables Productive Vegetable Crops Beans , Bush Beans, Pole Broccoli CarrotsCucumberLettuceOnionsPeppersSquash, WinterTomato

What To Plant, Where & WhenMake a map of your garden. Make the best use of the space.Note location of the sun during the day.Short plants on the south side of garden.Tall plants on the north side of garden

Garden Plans

Vegetable Plant Spacing VegetableSpace Between PlantsGreen beans2-4 inchesBeets2-4 inches Broccoli12-18 inchesCabbage 12-18 inchesCauliflower12-18 inchesCucumber12 inches Eggplant 18 inches Lettuce, head 10-12 inches Lettuce, leaf 2-4 inches Vegetable Space Between PlantsOnions2-4 inchesPeas1-3 inchesPeppers12-18 inchesPotato9-12 inchesRadishes1-2 inchesSpinach2-4 inches Squash 24 inches Tomato 18-24 inches Turnips 2-4 inches

Succession Planting: following one crop with another to maximize garden yield Spring: Short SeasonCan be planted in cool In cool temperaturesEarly beetsEarly cabbageBroccoli CarrotsOnion setsLettuceSnap peas RadishesEarly spinachMustardTurnips Summer: Long Season Warm temperatures Fall: Can survive Or thrive in cooling temperatures Bush beans Pole beans Lima beans Cabbage Sweet cornCucumbersEggplantMuskmelonOkraPeppersPotatoesPumpkinSquashTomatoesWatermelonSwiss chardBush beansBeets Broccoli Chinese cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Endive Kale Kohlrabi Radishes Spinach Turnips Collards Lettuce

Vegetable Planting Dates Spring and Fall

Common , botanical and cultivar name Maturity date in days. Number of seeds in package.Date packaged. Days to germinate. Min. germination percentage. Cultural information incuding : G ermination temperature. Planting depth. Light for germination Y/N. Seed pretreatment:SoakingScarificationStatification Reading the Seed Packet

SEED STARTING WORKSHEET 2015 SEED NAME SPECIES, CULTIVAR SOURCE SEED CO CAT # SEED /PKT WKS TO SET OUT DA TO GERM COVER SEED DATE SEEDED DATE TRNSPLD NOTES: Bean, Kentucky Wonder (pole bean) Ferry Morse 8492 50 no 6-8 1-1 ½ “ 5/15 no Harvest 60 days

Pregermination Germinating seeds before sowing

Protecting Your Garden

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