DIG - Spring Vegetable Gardening
Seasons in Phoenix rush by quickly. If you want a wonderful early summer harvest of peppers, tomatillos and of course tomatoes, cucumbers, a wide variety of summer squash options, onions to spice up your life, and melons for the hotter seasons you must act quickly as you harvest the last of your cool-season vegetables. Master Gardener Pam Perry will guide you through the process to transition smoothly and reap an abundant warm-season harvest.
Participants will learn:
• How to decide on crops according to a local planting calendar
• How to identify varieties that will produce a crop before summer gets serious here,
• How to apply techniques to extend the cooler season crops
Presented by Master Gardener Pam Perry:
Pam is the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteer who oversees the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension vegetable demonstration garden. For almost 20 years with the help from many master gardeners Pam has coordinated seasonal vegetable gardening at this site. Using planting calendars, thermometers and planting recommendations from accredited sources, she has encouraged Master Gardener volunteers in Maricopa County to experiment with the diversity of vegetable crops possible to grow here. Lots of hands make work lighter, allowing gardeners to become familiar with the process of solarizing and composting.