Kent County Master Gardeners to host annual plant sale; DE Master Gardeners recruit for 2021 class
Megan Pleasanton Small Farms Extension Educator Delaware State University Cooperative Extension
April showers bring scholar dollars!
Kent County Master Gardeners are soliciting applications for the 2021 Kent Master Gardeners Plant & Soil Science Horticulture Scholarship. Kent County residents either accepted into or enrolled in a plant and soil science or horticulture program may apply. Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021. More information about eligibility is available online.
The 2021 Delaware Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Statewide Training Program, for residents living in New Castle, Kent or Sussex counties, will be held Monday, September 8 through Monday, November 22, 2021. Classes are held twice weekly, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Most classes will be held via Zoom. Some training sessions will require travel to other locations within the three counties. More information is available online.
Vegetable Mini Module
The Kent County Master Gardener volunteers and DSU Extension staff are offering a series of short, online workshops that will cover a different vegetable each week. Beginning Thursday, April 8, and continuing for seven weeks through the spring, we will talk about variety selection; soil, water, and light requirements; direct seeding vs. transplanting; fertilizing; potential pests and diseases; harvesting, and more for each specific crop. Vegetable workshops offered in this series include lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, green beans, squash, cucumbers and pole lima beans.
Sign up for all, or only those that interest you. All sessions will run 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
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A decent measure is the average last frost date in spring where you live
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