Container Gardening Webinar
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County presents: Garden and Country Extension Webinar Series. A Zoom webinar (60-minutes or less) featuring a variety of horticultural and natural resource topics relevant to the environmental conditions and residential concerns of Gila County, Arizona.
Featured Topic: Container Gardening
Featured Speaker: Bill Cook is the UA horticulture program coordinator in Greenlee county. With public education being the primary objective, he and his volunteers have developed gardens and direct education programs with grades pre through 12, as well as adult education in the form of monthly hands on gardening and horticulture classes. Bill has operated a small nursery and greenhouse business from home for the last 12 years, doing custom propagation and specializing in heirloom fruit and vegetable plants. This is basically a version of container gardening, on a fairly large scale. His background includes cotton farming, golf course maintenance, landscape design and installation.
Webinar Overview: Container gardening enables you to grow plants where they otherwise wouldn’t. Containers can sit on stairs, hang, be moved as the season progresses, come indoors for the winter or can be handicap accessible. The only limit is your ingenuity and imagination. Bill will discuss container requirements, along with the pro’s and con’s of the many container materials. He will describe potting soil characteristics, such as container material, size, location and intended purpose. This presentation also includes: 1) Different options to mix your own soil and how to produce a better soil at a better cost; 2) Watering: How much, how often and how to manage water quality issues, such as hard water; and 3) Fertilizers and long term soil maintenance.
Webinar Facilitator: Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension
Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/95879141421 Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar.