Periodically (usually spring and late summer), Hattie’s Garden offers vegetable and flower garden classes.
If you are already a gardener, you will come away with plenty of new information and knowledge. If you have never tried to grow vegetables and would like to give it a try, join us for the next class and learn.
Vegetable and flower gardening is not difficult. Anyone can garden. The classes are designed to suit both those who already have experience and those who have none.
Each student receives customized instruction directly applicable to their own gardening projects in classes limited to eight or less students.
During the class, you will be able to try several different hand tools to find out what will work best for you and get advise on proper ergonomic techniques for bending and working in the garden.
Gardening is an amazing activity for your health, both physically and mentally, but like any exercise, there is a right way and a wrong way to do things.
In these classes you will learn about harvesting and about post-harvest care. Discussions will be focused on the life of a plant, when and how to harvest, when it is time to replant an area and how you might do that.
The class will address many of your questions such as:
- What do I need to do to the soil to keep it healthy?
- How late in the season can you plant certain vegetables?
- How can you plant vegetables so you have a continuous supply of the things you like to eat and not have everything ready all at once?
- When should I start new vegetables for my “fall garden”?
- How can I put my garden (and containers) “to bed” in the fall to make sure they will be ready for a new growing season with a minimum of preparation?
Above all, the focus is on organic vegetable gardening and on eating a significant amount of produce we can grow ourselves in a very small space, including containers.
We will notify you through our email list when the next class will be available for you to register.
If you are interested in learning more about the class before we post this information, you can always email Hattie now.