Opportunity aboundsGet gardening now Soil testing can be done as soon as gardeners can dip down nine inches into the dirt. The $15 test helps prevent over-fertilizing. More information on soil testing is available at http://douglas.uwex.edu/horticulture/.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Get gardening now
Soil testing can be done as soon as gardeners can dip down nine inches into the dirt. The $15 test helps prevent over-fertilizing. More information on soil testing is available at http://douglas.uwex.edu/horticulture/.
Now is a great time to fertilize plots, flip compost to warm it up and plan your garden, according to Jane Anklam, horticulture and agriculture educator with UW-Extension. Gardeners should rotate their crops each year and space plants to prevent overcrowding.
A “Spring has Spring: Garden Kick-off” begins at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at the Peter Rich Center in Superior, 1201 N. Eighth St. The free program, which includes container gardening tips and hands-on activities, is sponsored by the Literacy Council of Superior/Douglas County and UW-Extension. Everyone is welcome; call the extension office, 715-395-1363 by May 10 to register.
Beginning May 14, master gardeners will be at Solid Rock Community Gardens, 1004 N. Sixth St., 4-7 p.m. each Tuesday. They are available to help with garden questions as they prepare, plant and weed the gardens.
The town of Bennett hosts a “gardening for food” class at 7 p.m. on June 4 at the Bennett Town Hall. The class focuses on container vegetable gardens and raised bed kitchen gardens for small spaces. It is open to the public with special emphasis on people living in Bennett to join in. The class is free and container garden kits are available for purchase.
Master gardeners will be creating container gardens at the Government Center in May and June. Dates will be announced.
“How does your Garden Grow” classes are offered twice a month at the Catlin Green gardens starting in May. Topics include spring soil preparation, planting the right crops at the right times, pest identification and control, and mulching for weeds and moisture. A series of classes is in the planning stages for the Broadway Community Garden at Hammond Avenue and Broadway Street.
The Lake Superior Master Gardener Association adds local gardening sessions to its website, lsmga@weebly .com, as they are announced.
A number of plant sales are upcoming including the Fairlawn Garden Market May 15 at the Superior armory, a plant sale in the rose garden parking lot in Duluth beginning at 8 a.m. May 25 and a Lake Superior Master Gardener Association plant sale 4-6 p.m. June 20 in the Citizens Bank parking lot, Superior.