Tomatoes 101 Virtual Class Event in Partnership with the Greater Columbus Growing Coalition on Thursday June 4th @ 7pm.

There will be a free virtual class event in partnership with the Greater Columbus Growing Coalition (GCGC) as part of their monthly meeting.  This class will satisy the requirements for class attendance if you wish to get your 2020 membership.   We will talk tomatoes so bring your friends and your questions!  Registration is required,  see the link below to register and get the class information.

ZOOM REGISTRATION LINK

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jun 4, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This meeting satisfies the class attendance requirement for 2020 GCGC membership, click here to access the membership form   –> 2020 Virtual Membership Form

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Food Preservation 101 Class Series

My colleague Jenny Lobb, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator in Franklin County, is offering a food preservation class series.  Classes are free to attend,  see below for registration details and link. A great way to learn how to preserve the seasons harvest.

CLICK HERE to access the registration.

Composting Virtual Class Event in partnership with Franklinton Farms on Monday May 18th, 2020 at 7:00pm

There is a free virtual class event on Composting held in partnership with Franklinton Farms coming up.  Bring your friends and your questions.

 

 

Zoom Link Details:

Timothy McDermott is inviting you to a scheduled CarmenZoom meeting.

Topic: FF Compost
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Can You Dig It Part 2: No Garden? No Problem! Container Gardening Basics Class

There is a series of virtual class events held in partnership with OSU Extension Franklin County and OSU Thompson Library that are free and open to the public.  See registration information below.  Bring your friends and your questions about starting the 2020 garden season.

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Can You Dig It? Virtual Gardening Series Class #2

Container Gardening 

Wednesday, May 20th

Noon – 1 p.m.

Join OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator Tim McDermott as he equips you with great tips for the upcoming growing season including gardening techniques, soil preparations, seed starting and more. Please register by filling out this short Qualtrics form. (This is for Class #2 on May 20th)

This virtual event is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and University Libraries.

Be sure to also SAVE THE DATE for an additional virtual gardening series session on June 10 at Noon!

Click HERE for the answers to the submitted questions –>  Virtual Gardening Q&A_Container Gardening

Container Gardening Virtual Class Event Webinar

There has been a resurgence of people who wish to raise their own food for personal and family food security, both with produce and with poultry.  Growing your own fresh produce is a great health and wellness activity that maintains social distance.

I HIGHLY recommend subscribing!  I will be adding digital content as we are keeping social distancing and food production is a great outdoor activity for health and wellness  BUTTON ON THE RIGHT — >

This class detailed the basics of growng in containers.  I have a container garden and love it.  It complements my community garden spot nicely.

Would YOU like a Virtual Container Garden Class?

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I built a website post with all the information in the webinar in printed form to review.  You can visit that post HERE on Growing Franklin.

I will be teaching No Garden? No Problem! Container Gardening Basics in collaboration with OSU University Libraries and Thompson Library on Wednesday May 20th, at Noon Free amd Open to the public.   CLICK HERE for registration information on Growing Franklin.

 

Spring Garden Walk Virtual Event with Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden on Thursday May 14th, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

A garden walk is a great way to learn about what is growing now, what you can plant soon and get your questions answered to make your garden thrive.  Join us for a Virtual Spring Garden Walk in partnership with Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden.

 

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Container Gardening 101 Virtual Class Event hosted by Highland Youth Garden on Tuesday April 28th at 7pm.

I will be speaking on Container Gardening in partnership with Highland Youth Garden on a zoom call for a virtual class event.  Bring your friends and your questions.

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Bronzeville Agricademy Virtual Class Series – Thursday April 16th @ 10 am is Container Gardening

 

Bronzeville Agricademy is an easy, fun way to have an online gardening experience on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 am. Good for anywhere in the country and you can start now!

Session #5. April 14 Crop Rotation and Seasonal Issues – How to get the most from the garden by succession planting.
Julialynne Walker

Session #6. April 16 Container gardening – How to plant outside of the ground no matter where you live.
Tim McDermott DVM
Extension Educator
CFAES, OSU

This community conversation is free and open to anyone who would like to join. We encourage questions and will answer both on and offline. You may attend one or more sessions at your discretion and there are resources for you to view in addition to the material discussed online.

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Spring Garden Planning Virtual Class Event is now Online!

A Spring Garden Planning Virtual Class Event was held this past Friday and recorded so that you can view this as needed to get background information on garden planning, site selection, soil health, raised beds, organic matter and fertility.   Feel free to share as needed.

Does your group want a virtual class?  Check out this Growing Franklin LINK.  There may be one already scheduled with another group that you can join in as well.

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Looking for a great fact sheet on Getting Started in Gardening, just click this link.

I will be holding another Spring Garden Planning Virtual Class Event Live on Wednesday April 22nd for Can You Dig It! gardening series of classes held in partnership with University Libraries.

There are also virtual class events on:

Time to Start Some Seeds Outside – Spring Gardening Update

Looking for a positive activity that benefits your health and wellness while you are maintaing social distancing?  It is time to start planting the spring garden!

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We have a last blast of cold coming this upcoming weekend of the 20-22nd.  After that we have a period of warm, wet, spring weather.  It will be good planting time for a number of spring vegetables and herbs.

The weather predictions for spring indicate we have a warmer and wetter couple more months ahead.  Most spring veggies will handle this just fine with proper fertility.  LINK to Climate Prediction Center.

Did anyone over winter spinach under row cover?  I did not get to plant until Thanksgiving weedend unfortunately, but our mild winter temps assisted.  That was my record late planting. I had to plant in a container as well,  my first time doing that.  I will do a post on the process later.

Picture taken on February 3rd. I popped the row cover off to check and thin on a nice warm day.

 

Picture taken on March 18th. Good looking spinach and ready to scissor harvest for the next several weeks.

Good things to plant now from seed –>  Spinach, radishes, lettuce, Asian cabbage, green onions, beets, swiss chard, peas.

I planted radishes and carrots in the same container.  I am using containers in my yard as my community garden will not plow until April 1st.  They are also benefitting from the fact that my normally shady yard has not leafed out yet.

Radish seed and carrot seed were planted in the same container. The radish seed sprouted in a few days, the carrots will sprout in a few weeks. I will harvest the radish and then follow with a carrot harvest a month or two later.

My seed starting equipment made the road trip home with me as we both will work remotely.  I have transplants started in lettuce, bok choi, cauliflower, broccoli, swiss chard, and collard greens.

I put romaine transplants and bok choi transplants into the containers yesterday.  They will enjoy the rain and I will start to harvest in about a week with a staggered harvest lasting for a month.

Not much to look at right now. There are 12 seedlings in this container. I will take two to three per week starting in about two weeks.

I had a ton of transplants under the lights that I grew from seed for the school garden project.  That is on hold at this time so I had to find new homes for the plants.  The bok choi was ready to go into the ground.  It is not too late to start spring vegetable transplants.  I will start some summer vegetable like peppers and tomatoes shortly.  CLICK HERE for the Seed Starting Video to get you started. 

This is a healthy root system on a transplant. It is filling the pot but not pot bound. It will do well when planted in the ground.

My growing space is not very large or very beautiful but it gives me a chance to get outside, be productive and provide some fresh produce.

Five containers under row cover with about 14 square feet of growing space. Good to use until I can get into my community garden. Row cover for both frost and squirrel protection.

If you are looking for an outdoor activity that provides positive health and wellness benefits that can be enjoyed while we keep social distance consider getting some seeds or transplants in the ground to take advantage of our warm and wet upcoming spring.

Feel free to contact me with questions or send pics.  You are supported in your growing by Extension.  We are working from home but are still available to assist our client residents via phone (614-292-7916) or email mcdermott.15@osu.edu