It’s Radish Season!

Radishes are a healthy spring favorite vegetable that come in an array of shapes, sizes, and colors.  Check out this fun and engaging 2 minute long video showing planting, harvesting, and preparing radishes into a spicy quick fridge pickle that takes advantage of this season’s harvest.

It’s Spinach Season! Here is a Healthy Spinach and Strawberry Salad

While it has been a cool and wet April so far, that has not been a problem if you Overwintered Spinach that you planted last fall, or you were able to get some seeds into the ground earlier in March.  Right now spinach is in harvest and if you are looking for a tasty and healthy salad idea, check out this video that Jenny and I did last spring showing how to grow, harvest, and prepare a healthy spinach and strawberry salad.

 

We also have a version translated into Spanish!

It is not too late to plant spinach right now but time is getting short.  Get some seeds in the ground soon before the weather gets too hot.

Garden Walk on the South Side with Garden Space Available @ Mari Sunami Community Garden on Wednesday April 20th, May 18th, and June 22nd @ 6pm

Our first garden walk of the year is tomorrow, Wednesday April 20th @ Mari Sunami Community Garden (see below) at 6pm.  We will talk planting, bugs, and our 2022 spring outlook.  Bring your friends and your questions!  Also,  there is potential space available if you are in need of a garden plot!   Contact Jess at the phone and email below if you are interested.

 

Here is a close up of the map to get you to the location

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!  We will be doing garden walks at Mari Sunami on May 18th and June 22nd as well!

Seed Starting Resources

We are heavy into Seed Starting season for both spring and summer veggies.  It is not too late to get tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant started for late May/early June transplanting as well as get some more lettuce, kale, and bok choi going for round two of spring greens.  Below find a recorded webinar class on Seed Starting,  a short and engaging 4 minute video that highlights the basics, as well as a video to demonstrate potting up transplants into cell packs.

Seed Starting Webinar

Seed Starting in 4 Minutes

Transplanting Seedlings into Cell Packs

Good Agricultural Practices Workshop on Saturday April 2nd, 2022 @ 2:00pm

There is a Good Agricultural Practices workshop coming up soon,  see details below.

For questions contact Mike Hogan at  hogan.1@osu.edu

Click here to view, print, or download the flyer –> 2022 GAPs Workshop Flyer

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop on Thursday March 24th, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

There will be a fruit tree grafting workshop on Thursday March 24th, 2022 @ 6:30 pm.  See details below.  Cost is $40 and registration is required.

To view, print, or download the flyer click here —-> Fruit Tree Grafting

To register click THIS LINK.

For any questions contact Mike Hogan @ hogan.1@osu.edu

Spring Gardening Tips Class at Grandview Heights Public Library on March 8th, 2022 @ 7pm.

You are invited to attend a Spring Gardening Tips Class @ The Grandview Heights Public Library on Tuesday March 8th @ 7pm.  The class is free and open to the public so bring your friends and your questions.  This in-person class will include socially distance seating and will require masks to attend.  Hope to see you there.

CLICK on THIS LINK to read more.

2022 Spring Garden Planning

It is getting to the time to get ready to plant the spring garden!   Here is a webinar class to talk about what to do now and how to get started to make your 2022 Spring garden a bountiful harvest.

Have any questions about how to start your spring garden?  Send them my way to mcdermott.15@osu.edu

Biosecurity for Backyard Poultry

Biosecurity is one of the most important tools in the toolbox of the poultry producer.  Learn some tips about keeping your flock safe in this short video collaboration with The Ohio Poultry Association.

It is also up on OSU Extension Facebook and Twitter.  Feel free to share with your audiences.

2022 Small Farm Conference and Trade Show on Saturday March 12th in Mansfield, Ohio

Here is the flyer with details on classes, location, and registration information for the upcoming Small Farm Conference and Tradeshow.  This is a great opportunity for the beginner to seasoned farmer to get information on a large number of topics in a one day timeframe.

CLICK HERE for a printable flyer —> Small Farm Conference Brochure 2022 (1)

For more information contact Carri Jagger @ jagger.6@osu.edu or Sabrina Schirtzinger at schirtzinger.55@osu.edu