- Author: Leslie E. Stevens
- Editor: Noni Todd
Vegetable Garden and Herb Workshop
By Leslie E Stevens UCCE Master Gardener
Now that our county's been blessed with winter rains, it's time to start planning our spring vegetable gardens. But what to plant, when and where? Is frost still a concern, particularly in the North County? Should seeds be sowed directly in the ground or started indoors? What herbs grow well in pots?
These are just a few of the questions to be addressed before buying those first starts or seed packs. Answers to these dilemmas, along with tips for growing healthy herbs and vegetables will be covered during this Saturday's free Advice to Grow By workshop presented by the UC Master Gardeners of San Luis Obispo County.
The workshop's three presentations will cover spring vegetables—how to start them, what grows best in the North County versus the South County and common pitfalls; herbs—potting needs, shade versus sun requirements and year-round growing opportunities; and container gardening and grow lights for herbs and veggies.
There also will be plenty of ideas for those looking to try something new. Ever wondered what impact grow lights might have on seed germination? Or tried growing herbs on a wall or fence? Or what it means to grow a pot in a pot?
All of these gardening gems will be revealed Saturday, along with a surprise take-home gift.
Informational handouts will be provided at the workshop and audience questions are encouraged following each presentation.
The outdoor workshop runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Garden of the Seven Sisters, 2156 Sierra Way in San Luis Obispo. Come and join your fellow gardeners under the pergola in the demonstration garden. In case of inclement weather, we will meet in the auditorium across the parking lot from the garden.
For more information about UCCE Master Gardeners or to register for workshops, visit their website at http://ucanr.edu/sites/mgslo/.