Cool Season Crops Workshop 2017

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Many gardeners overlook some prime growing opportunities by ignoring early and late planting times. There are many wonderful vegetables that can be grown and harvested long before the main-season crops come in. While cool-season gardening presents its own set of challenges, it is fairly simple and many gardeners prefer working while the weather is cool and pleasant, rather than the searing heat of summer.

Nothing is tastier than an early crop of garden peas and that first salad, made with fresh lettuce, straight from your own beds is a reason to celebrate! Insects and diseases are usually less of a problem during cooler weather and water issues don’t normally come up.

If you would like to know more about growing early veggies, plan on attending our Cool Season Crops workshop on February 23, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Burke County Agricultural Building located at 130 Ammons Drive. You can make your dreams of harvesting yummy things like fresh asparagus, lettuce and broccoli a reality.

Give us a call at 828-764-9480 and register for this free workshop. You’ll come away with the tools necessary for extending your growing season by 1 to 2 months in both the spring and the fall.

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Photo of Donna TeasleyDonna TeasleyExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture (828) 439-4460 Donna_Teasley@ncsu.eduBurke County, North Carolina
Posted on Feb 10, 2017
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