A Busy Week in the Garden and Market! Three events on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th this week.

Lots going on in the garden this week.  It is planting time for the last batch of summer veggies,  time to start fall cool season vegetables,  plus maintenance of our current crops with pest, weed, and fertility challenges.  Plus 90 degree heat.  I will be out in the community all week talking these topics on two garden walks plus a trip to the Bronzeville Grower Market.

 

Tuesday August 2nd: A Garden Walk at Bexley Community Garden South @ 6:30pm.

Come join us at the Bexley Community Garden South, 925 Ferndale Place, Bexley for a free in-person class to discuss:

  • What bugs are a problem now.
  • What to do with fertility.
  • What are our weather predictions?
  • What to plant now

Link to Google Maps

 

 

Wednesday August 3rd: A Garden Walk at Mari Sunami Community Garden on the South Side @ 6pm.

We have two more garden walks at Mari Sunami!  In the first walk on August 3rd we will be talking about what summer crops you can still plant for a fall harvest.  For the second walk on September 7th we will talk fall planting of cool season crops. Plus lots more about pests, weeds, disease, fertilizing, and harvesting.   The walks are free and open to the public so 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

 

 

 

Thursday August 4th: What to Plant NOW for Fall at the Bronzeville Growers Market @ 4pm.

Plus you can do some shopping and get some fresh produce!  See you out and about!

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

April Update in the Community Garden Recordings are now LIVE

April is a busy month in the garden with bed prep, planting, and fertilizing to get a great harvest.  If you missed last night’s class I have the information in two formats:

Fast social media version with a quick 3 minute review of the highlights.

 

 

The full class webinar recording with more detail plus chat Q & A.

Do not forget to register for the upcoming May Update in the Community Garden on Tuesday May 4th @ 6:30 pm held in partnership with the Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden.  The class is free but registration is required:

Hi there,

You are invited to a CarmenZoom webinar.
When: May 4, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: May 2021 Update in the Community Garden

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZwhmzTlvSGK4Y4ZD2w5QIA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Any questions about this webinar should be directed to the webinar organizer.

 


The Ohio State University

CarmenZoom is supported by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning.

If you have a disability and experience difficulty accessing this content, contact the Accessibility Help Line at 614-292-5000.

Coffee with the Master Gardeners Monthly Workshops

See flyer for details.  This requires registration and a fee paid per event.

Click Here to view, print, or download the flyer –> CoffewithMGV_SaturdayMornings_3.17.21

For questions contact Mike Hogan.1@osu.edu

March 2021 in the Community Garden Update Recording is now available

This update provides information on what to do right this minute in March to get the garden ready, what to plant now,  how to prep the beds and what we have in store for our weather.

 

CLICK HERE for the registration link for the April 2021 Update in the Community Garden class which will be held on Thursday April 8th.

April Update in the Community Garden Virtual Class Event on Thursday April 8th, 2021 at 6:00pm

Our monthly seasonal gardening series continues with an April Update held in partnership with The Growing and Growth Collective.  We will take a look at what is in harvest right now,  what bugs are on the way,  what to plant indoors and outdoors as well as take a look at the upcoming weather.  The event is free but does require registration so bring your friends and your questions!

The Greenway Community Garden

The Greenway Community Garden

Hi there,

You are invited to a CarmenZoom webinar.
When: Apr 8, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: GGC Spring Garden Walk at Greenway

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-Qd4HzLWQBKbalDKzJ8ypg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Any questions about this webinar should be directed to the webinar organizer.

 


The Ohio State University

CarmenZoom is supported by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning.

If you have a disability and experience difficulty accessing this content, contact the Accessibility Help Line at 614-292-5000.

 

March Garden Update in Partnership with Worthington Community Gardens on Thursday March 11th @ 6:30 pm

The 2021 monthly virtual gardening series will be held in partnership with Worthington Community Gardens on Thursday March 11th @ 6:30 pm.  This virtual garden walk will feature what is happening now with our weather,  what to expect coming up,  what to plant now and what is in harvest.  Lots of time will be planned for Q and A.  This virtual class is free and open to the public so bring your friends and your questions.  Registration link is below.

Lots of amazing community gardens in Franklin County.  Here is the International Harvest Garden.

Here is Wallace Community Garden,  an actual Victory Garden from the 1940’s.

Here is a food production plot at Worthington Community Garden.

 

Hi there,

You are invited to a CarmenZoom webinar.
When: Mar 11, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: March Update in the Community Garden

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_14cgX3bISdu9yReBD-wHmQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Any questions about this webinar should be directed to the webinar organizer. mcdermott.15@osu.edu

 

February 2021 Garden Update

I will be creating monthly quick video updates on what is happening right now in the garden and posting them each month to summarize the monthly virtual garden walk classes in 2021.

This will allow backyard growers, community gardeners, urban farmers and teacher educators to get information quickly or on social if you do not have the time to attend or view the monthly virtual class events.

In this 4-and-a-half-minute update we will take a quick look at:

  • Spring weather predictions
  • An update on the Over-wintered spinach and kale
  • What to plant right now under the lights for spring transplanting
  • Thinking about our cover crop management

 

Want to watch the whole virtual class with Q and A from February 4 then click this link!

 

Want to access the whole 2020 Year in Gardening, then click THIS link!

 

See you next month!

Spring Planning and Planting Virtual Class

Spring will soon be here so it is a good idea to make sure that you have your planting plans ready to go.  Here is a virtual class recording of our 2021 growing season introduction held in partnership with the Greater Columbus Growing Coalition to get you started with a look back at last year and a look forward at this upcoming year in terms of weather,  what to expect and what to plant now.