Hattie’s Garden is excited to be offering gardening classes in April this year.
The classes, consisting of two three-hour sessions, are intentionally limited in size (8 to 10 participants), in order to provide customized instruction. We are offering two classes to select from.
The cost is $150 and includes a “plug” tray of your own “starts” you will prepare here at the Garden with seeds Hattie provides. (And, of course, refreshments are provided.)
You can register online for one of two classes held over two three-hour sessions at Hattie’s Garden.
- Sunday Class: April 2 and April 16 from 1 to 4 PM
- Monday Class: April 3 and April 17 from 1 to 4 PM
The focus of the class is practical hands-on growing of vegetables, herbs and annual flowers, with a goal for you to create or expand and improve upon a vegetable, herb and annuals garden in whatever space you have available.
The size of your garden can be anything from containers to a small or large plot in your yard. We will discuss organic gardening principles, soil preparation, seeding and transplanting, garden maintenance — including weeding, mulching and pest and disease control, and harvesting and succession planting. You should be eating vegetables from your garden by the beginning of June.
I am encouraging all gardeners with actual garden plots to obtain a soil test, so that you can start the season with the best possible soil health. For container gardeners, we will talk about organic potting soil and organic fertilizer/mineral amendments you can use for the best results.
For those of you who sign up, I will be communicating with you about an appropriate and inexpensive soil testing lab you can use and how to send off a sample. We will translate the soil tests during the class, talk about how to remedy any mineral deficiencies you have and help you to find and obtain critical minerals inexpensively.
Gardening is a wonderful adventure. Welcome aboard.
Yours in the classroom,