Growing vegetables for fun and for health

The growing season is at its end and the fall harvest is in process.  Now is also a good time to reflect on this summer’s growing season and to prepare for next year’s garden – planning, preparing the soil, selecting seed varieties, preparing to grow transplants for next spring.Kathy Connell

Kathy Connell of Sebeka will present four sessions on planning and planting your 2013 garden on four Saturdays from 10am to 11:30am at the Center.  Two sessions will be held in October – the 13th and 27th, and two in February 2013, the 9th and 23rd.

Kathy operates Redfern Gardens, a two-acre vegetable garden, and she markets her bountiful produce through Redfern Gardens CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).  Her produce is the very best, and she has agreed to share her knowledge with the community in these four sessions.  Each session costs $5 (please register in advance–call 218-385-3339) or register and pay in advance for all four sessions for $15.

Session 1 on October 13th:  Getting your garden spot ready for 2013. Soil preparation, soil fertility, trace minerals, buying garden seeds and supplies cooperatively.

Session 2 on October 27th:  Garden planning, including seed sources, bedding plant sources, how much and when to plant. Buying seeds and supplies cooperatively.

Session 3 on February 9th: Seed starting, growing transplants, buying transplants.

Session 4 on February 23: Making it all happen: putting the garden in.