preparing your garden

The Master Gardener Volunteers are excited to guide you on your vegetable garden adventure!


Vegetable Gardens for Everyone Series: Preparing Your Garden

  • Monday, April 5, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Get the guidance you need to prepare your garden soil for the season ahead. We’ll show you how you can build raised beds which is the way to go if your soil is less than ideal, and we’ll explore irrigation methods that will take the stress out of keeping your garden well-watered and in optimum condition

Preparing to Plant 9:00 a.m.

So, what is going on down there in the dirt? We will learn why soil tests and analysis are the best things you can do before you start planting. How to go about it and what the results mean in terms of suitability for a vegetable garden. Basic soil amendments and improving soils for best performance, as well as soil resources or blending your own soil for raised beds, will be specifically covered. DIG IN!

Presented by Dona Crawford, Master Gardener Coordinator

Raised Beds 10:30 a.m.

Want to save your back? Want to deal with lovely soil rather than rocks? Want a longer growing season? Want less weeding and maintenance? If your answer to these questions is yes, raised beds may be the answer. This course will tell you who, what, where, when, why, and most importantly - how. Find out not only the positives but also the negatives of raised beds. And, if you decide it’s a good idea, we’ll tell you how to plant and maintain them, too.

Presented by Marge Bonner, MGV

Irrigation 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Instructor Cheryl Qamar will take a deep dive into the pros and cons of soaker hoses, drip irrigation, rain barrels, overhead sprinklers, and the plain old garden hose. She’ll talk about the best times of day to water how to avoid spreading diseases.

Presented by Cheryl Qamar, MGV





Dona Crawford
Community Horticulture Program Coordinator
845-340-3990 ext. 335


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Last updated March 29, 2021