Thursday, April 30, 2009

Roots Down - New Bedford, 4PM Tuesday May 5th

Roots Down - New Bedford will continue next Tuesday afternoon with a presentation focusing on: Starting Your Own Seedlings and Using Transplanting and Crop Succession to Increase Production. This meeting is part of our monthly workshop series and will begin at 4PM at the Lawler Branch Library on Rockdale St. in New Bedford.

Succession planting is an effective way to increase yields with limited garden space; we'll review techniques and timing of seeding/transplanting different crops throughout the growing season. We also encourage folks to bring soil test results and/or general vegetable gardening questions as we'll set aside time at the conclusion of the presentation for technical assistance.

Whether you are looking for peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, lettuce, kale, cucumbers or flowers, now is a great time to purchase seedlings from your local nursery.

Other upcoming Roots Down - New Bedford events: Monday May 4th at 6PM we'll be presenting a neighborhood workshop to the Cove St. Neighborhood Association at New England Demo and Salvage (73 Cove Road). The public is invited to a presentation focusing on: an Introduction to Organic Gardening, the Benefits of Soil Testing, and Container Gardening.

Have an idea for a topic for Roots Down, or a neighborhood in the city where you would like to host a workshop? Please contact Brix Bounty Farm at 508-992-1868.

mmm... crunch - local lettuce season has arrived in gardens throughout the Southcoast.

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