The Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum is partnering with the Minnehaha County Master Gardeners to bring you Vegetable Gardening 101. Set yourself up for a successful vegetable garden. Begin with the plentiful answers from Master Gardener, Jerry Mills. Together, you will get your hands dirty and learn a comprehensive foundation of vegetable gardening. Jerry will guide you with his tested and true method. Take each class individually, or take all 4 weeks of focused know-how so you can hit the ground growing!
In this session, break down the options of what to plant, and when. Get tips on ways to save space by planting "up" or "out." Ask yourself if you want a Salad Garden or a Salsa Garden, or a Storage Garden. Learn which vegetables tolerate heat, and which are cool season "A" vegetables. There will be specific info on planting in small spaces and for choosing seeds that produce the healthiest varieties, with lots of specific recommendations. Also, find out what makes a HYBRID or HEIRLOOM and why you might want them.