DIG - Fall Veggies
You can grow fresh produce in your garden in the low desert year-round. In fact, the cool season is one of our best growing times. The Fall Veggies class, taught by Master Gardener Pam Perry, will demonstrate the advanced techniques of how to set up your plot, get the best soil and watering systems, and how to cultivate your own vegetables for the season. This class takes you beyond the basics taught in our Organic Gardening class presented Sept. 13.
Learning Objectives: Ensure your vegetable garden has what it takes to produce loads of fresh produce each season by learning how to:
1. Select the best location for your veggie garden
2. Enrich the soil foundation for healthy plants
3. Feed/fertilize your garden
4. Irrigate, how much and how often
5. Select and plant the best varieties for the desert
6. Understand the 12-month gardening calendar for the low desert
Instructor: Master Gardener, Pam Perry
- Pam grew up gardening in Vermont where fruit trees, vegetables, and perennial beds became part of her early gardening experience. She graduated from University of Vermont and moved to Colorado where she loved to prowl local nurseries and garden centers. She volunteered at Denver Botanic Gardens and became a certified Master Gardener. A job change for her husband took her to California. She qualified again as a Master Gardener, achieving Lifetime Master Gardener for Solano County. She joined Morningsun Herb Farm as the grower. Another job change for her husband brought them to Phoenix. She worked as the garden designer for a local 4-diamond resort and became a Maricopa County Master Gardener. Pam volunteers as Director of the Demonstration Gardens at the Maricopa County Extension Office and Speakers Bureau activities.