Growing the Onion, Broccoli, and Beet Families
We’ll cover the Allium family which includes onions, garlic, and shallots along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, and other Brassicas. The beet (Chenopod) family rounds out the evening as we cover spinach, beets, chard, and quinoa.
Topics covered include variety selection, cultural requirements, as well as the major disease and pests affecting these species.
Diane Decker-Ihle, Master Gardener and Growing Groceries Instructor, will share what’s she’s learned over many years of growing an abundance of fresh food not only in her home garden, but several community and food bank gardens as well.
No matter if you only have a tiny apartment deck, small garden space, or plenty of acreage you can grow fresh, healthy food in a healthier, more environmentally friendly way.
The WSU Snohomish County Growing Groceries program brings beginning and experienced gardeners together with speakers and topics focused on growing healthy food using sustainable gardening practices.
Developed over the last several years, the program’s goal is to increase our communities’ access to fresh, healthy food by teaching the latest research-based techniques for growing food.
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