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FREE GARDENING WORKSHOPS

May 20 - May 21

May 20th Home & Garden Show

 9:00 a.m. Propagating Plants
WSU Master Gardener Dixie Edwards and her husband Scott will demonstrate different techniques used for producing new plants from your existing ones. Learn how to successfully generate new shrubs from those that found in gardens around you.

10:30 a.m. Growing Vegetables, where to start!
WSU Master Gardener Jon Griffin will discuss what to do in your vegetable garden to plan and prepare it for planting. You will learn when to plant, how to start get an early start and what to takes to maintain healthy plants to get a great harvest.

12:00 p.m. Feel the Heat (Growing Peppers)
Is trying to grow peppers frustrating to you? WSU Master Gardener Jon Griffin will discuss the tips he uses to produce a bountiful crop of peppers.

1:00 p.m. Spice of Life (Growing Herbs)
WSU Master Gardener Terrie Phillips will show you how to plant, grow and harvest the most popular herbs that you can enjoy fresh from your own garden. No room for a garden? No problem! Container gardening with herbs can be decorative as well as useful. What to do with herbs after harvest will be discussed such as in preserving, storage and easy usage of these flavorful plants.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Easy way to a Great Lawn
Learn everything you wanted to know about managing your lawn. Discussion on the proper techniques in lawn maintenance will include watering, fertilizing, weed control and mowing. Learn the best way to prepare the area for planting a new lawn.

May 21st Home & Garden Show

11:00 a.m. Fruit Tree Pruning for summer
WSU Master Gardener Ted Cunningham will demonstrate the technique used when pruning fruit trees. Pruning your trees will control the size of the tree and improve fruit quality. Fruit trees should be pruned every year. Proper pruning techniques reduces disease and promotes greater fruit production.

12:00 Tips to control moles
Sadly, all too many property owners know the frustration of having that vision of a beautiful lawn ruined by moles. WSU Master Gardener Bryan Iverson will talk about which techniques are the most effective in getting rid of moles. Bryan will discuss what works and what products fail to get results.

1:00 p.m. Basics of Composting
WSU Master Gardener Tom Welch will teach how to effectively compost food wastes and garden material. Learn the different ways to compost and the advantages of each method. Find out how to prepare your garden for next year without spraying or tilling. Participants qualify for composting bins to be purchased at $10. Supplies are limited

Details

Start:
May 20
End:
May 21

Venue

Cowlitz County Expo Center—Fairgrounds
1900 7th Ave SW
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Phone:
(360) 577-3121
Website:
http://www.thecenterofthenorthwest.com/