Enhance your green thumb at this Vegetable Gardening for Beginners class (updated)

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First reporting:

On Saturday, September 18th, let Jim Martin, gardener, horticulturalist and Executive Director of the Charleston Parks Conservancy school you gardening newbies on the in's and out's of vegetable gardening.

The course will take place at a private Lowcountry garden, but details on that won't be disclosed until you register for the class. The class is scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and will cost just $25.

The one day course will cover:

  • Getting your soil ready to plant.
  • Warm and cool season vegetables.
  • Seeds and transplants: Where to find them and how to grow them.
  • The good and bad of insects and diseases in the vegetable garden.
  • Healthy ways of growing a vegetable garden.
  • Vegetables in Containers

This basic how-to course will be both presentation and demonstration.

Register online today or, if you'd like to pay by check, contact Jenny Bloom, Park Angel Engagement Director, at jbloom@charlestonparksconservancy.org

Update September 13:

We've stumbled upon the premiere episode of Down & Dirty, a monthly video podcast about gardening in the South with Jim Martin.

In this first episode, Jim discusses and demonstrates what it will take to get your veggie garden ready for fall.