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Successful Gardener 2022 Calendar

In 2022, the Successful Gardening series walked you through all the steps to create and manage a garden, without focusing on a particular type of garden. From early planning considerations and seed starting in January to improving your soil in February, Composting in March, planting in April, fertilizing and caring for your plants in May, managing insects in June, managing water and weeds in July, preparing for Fall in August, new ideas for harvesting in September, flower arranging in October and finally, preparing for 2023 and upgrading your garden in November.


Our Successful Gardener classes are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7 PM. Our classes are free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. All Thursday night classes will be live, virtual events held on WebEx. The classes will be recorded and posted to YouTube. The YouTube link will be added to this page. There will be no classes in December.

If you have a topic you'd like us to include in this series, send an email to our Growline.

If you have trouble registering for a class, workshop or lab, send an email here.

January 6th, 2022

Where is my Garden?

Where should I site my garden? OR I have a garden spot what should I plant?

Topics: Site selection, right plant, right place, erosion control

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February 3rd, 2022

From the Ground Up

The most important gardening job: improve the soil!

Topics: soil science basics, soil testing, how to improve your soil

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March 3rd, 2022

Save Some Cash and Use Your Trash

What's one of the best ways to improve your soil and decrease your waste stream?  Composting!

Topics: how to make compost, how and when to use it, what's the difference between mulch and compost? more details here

Coming Soon Click here for the recording

April 7th, 2022

I Have a Seed !

Which plants can I start from seed directly in the soil? What does a healthy transplant look like? How do you plant seeds and transplants? How do you care for plant babies?

Topics: proper planting techniques and seedling/transplant care

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May 5th, 2022

Grow Little Buddy

When should you fertilize your plants? How should you fertilize your plants? What fertilizers are best for your garden situation?

Topics: fertilization types, applications, timing

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June 2nd, 2022

Squish This Bug...Not That Bug

Most insects are (relatively) harmless or helpful so it's best to know which you need to remove (Bad Bugs) and which you need to leave alone or even attract (Good Bugs). Attract the Good Bugs and Manage the Bad Bugs!

Topics: Insect pests management, insect helpers attractants, insect ID

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July 7th, 2022

It's Hot, Now What?

If you are hot, so are your plants! What can you do to help them survive and even thrive in the heat of the summer?

Topics: summer watering techniques, summer weeding and pruning

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August 4th, 2022

Time to Start the Fall Garden

August is the time to start your fall vegetable garden and to start planning the planting of perennial plants, shrubs and tree .

Topics: cover crops, fall vegetables for our area, perennials to plant in the fall, fall clean up

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September 1st, 2022

Happy Harvester

Are you overrun with herbs? Can you have too much of a good thing? We've got ideas for your exceptional harvest!

Topics: when to pick, how to store immediately after picking, long term storage ideas

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October 6th, 2022

#Flowers Make Me Happy

Which flowers are the best for long term arrangements, when and how to pick, how to keep flowers looking great longer, preserving blooms

Topics: flower preservation, fresh flower care

WebEx Registration link

Coming Soon Click here for the recording

November 3rd, 2022

Clean Your Garden!

Once the first frost is past, the big clean up can begin, but also consider that a messy garden is a great wildlife habitat. Winter is also a great time to build new paths, garden structures and reconsider the "bones" of the garden.

Topics: garden clean up, wildlife habitat protection, building garden structures, tweaking the garden design

WebEx Registration link

Coming Soon Click here for the recording

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