Get the vegetable garden set for spring
Blue skies and big frosts are sure signs that spring is on its way.
As winter draws to a close it is time to start heading back outside to get the vegetable garden ready for the long summer days ahead.
Spring is the season to prepare garden soil, get seeds started and plant out hardier seedlings.
Vegetable gardening can be tricky at times but with the right planting information and good planning a great summer harvest is within everyone’s grasp.
So with summer in mind, what should you plant? Who can you ask for advice? Where do you start?
If vegetable gardening and great summer harvests are something you’d like to learn more about – the SuperGrans Spring Vegetable Gardening Workshop is the event for you.
The next workshop will be held at the Youth Space on the corner of George St and Coleman Pl from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday, August 23.
Whether you’re looking to add to your gardening skills or you’re a complete beginner, we can help.
The SuperGrans workshop will cover the basics of where to plant your garden, what seeds/ seedlings to plant and when, types of vegetable gardens, fertilisers, irrigation techniques and composting.
Bring pens, paper, enthusiasm and those questions you’ve always wanted answered.
The spring vegetable gardening workshop will again be facilitated by SuperGrans’ knowledgeable volunteer Patricia Carpenter.
A passionate and trained master gardener, Carpenter has more than 40 years’ experience working and volunteering in gardens in California and Palmerston North.
Bookings are essential as places are limited.
Phone Lisa on 354 3804 or email to confirm a place by August 22.
A $5 koha is appreciated for this event.
A volunteer-based organisation, more information about the community work carried out by SuperGrans Mentoring is on the website .
Spring garden workshop facilitator Patricia Carpenter harvesting the proceeds of a productive vegetable garden.