Fall & Winter : The Most Important Gardening Season

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Join the Master Gardener℠ volunteers in Vance County for a series of online, interactive lectures on a variety of gardening topics through the fall and winter seasons. This is a free series, but registration is required using the Eventbrite link below. The gardening tasks of fall and winter set the stage for a beautiful and productive garden over the spring and summer. Sign up for all sessions, or choose your favorite topics.

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Here’s the complete schedule:

October 21, 2021 (2–3 p.m.) – Trees & Shrubs for Birds and Pollinators – Fall is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs, and they are a great way to support birds and pollinators. Our instructor is Tom Glasgow, longtime Extension Agent in Craven County.

November 18, 2021 (2–3 p.m.) – Fall Garden Chores – This session will cover the important tasks that will lay the foundation for spring success, including garden cleanup, mulching, cover crops, soil testing, bulb planting and more. Horticulture Extension Agent Paul McKenzie is the instructor.

February 3, 2022 (2–3 p.m.) – Season Extension – Nash County Horticulture Agent Matt Stevens will cover a variety of techniques that can be used to extend your vegetable gardening season. These techniques can result in significantly more productive gardens, as well as spreading out the harvest for a longer time period.

February 17, 2022 (7–8:30 p.m.) – Spring Garden Planning – Late winter is the time to be certain that all the garden plans are in place. Granville County Extension Agent Johnny Coley will cover all the steps and techniques for seed starting. Other topics include container gardening preps and building raised beds.

March 3, 2022 (2–3 p.m.) – Pruning – Early spring is the preferred time to prune most ornamental trees and shrubs. Horticulture Agent John Lyttle (Halifax & Northampton Counties) will cover all the techniques and strategies that promote strong, healthy, and attractive trees and shrubs.

March 17, 2022 (2–3 p.m.) – Summer Bulbs – While most gardeners are very familiar with the fall planted bulbs that signal the beginning of spring, there are many other reliable and easy care bulbs that can provide visual garden delights through the summer. Master Gardener℠ Volunteers Shelley DeFosset and Edna Gaston will review several great performing options, including how to plant and care for them.

Register on-line at this Eventbrite page