DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be afraid to try gardening. There are just a few simple things you need to know to get started. And the more you learn Ã¢â‚¬â€œ even by trial and error Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the better gardener you can become. The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County Master Gardeners are offering a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beginning Gardening Class SeriesÃ¢â‚¬Â to get you started as well as answer questions you may have.
1.Tuesday, March 23rd from 6 to 8 pm at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY. Vicki Mather, Oswego County Master Gardener will instruct a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vegetable Gardening Class for the BeginnerÃ¢â‚¬Â. This class is also a good refresher for every gardener. Topics to be covered include garden location, water, soil, site selection, fertilizer, container gardening, mulching, managing weeds, companion planting, etc.
2.Tuesday, March 30th from 6 to 8 pm at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY. Jan Smith and Linda Restuccio, Oswego County Master Gardeners will demonstrate Ã¢â‚¬Å“Seed Starting BasicsÃ¢â‚¬Â. This will be a hands-on demonstration and participants will take home vegetable seeds for planting. Topics to be covered include garden layouts, tips on transplanting, seed saving, etc.
3.Monday, April 12th from 6 to 8 pm at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY. Renee Ames, Oswego County Master Gardener will discuss Ã¢â‚¬Å“Herb Gardening and Attracting Bees to Your GardenÃ¢â‚¬Â. There has been a valid concern regarding the shortage of honeybees. You will learn what you can do to assure there is a balance for the future of gardening. Renee will explore easy to grow herbs and flowers that both supply honeybees with nectar for a strong hive and in-turn provide gardeners with a productive, beautiful garden. Without pollination by honeybees, as much as two-thirds of edible plants would disappear.
Save money and attend all three classes for only $20. Or, attend individual classes of your choice for $10 each. Cost includes handouts and hands-on seed starting. Pre-registration is required by contacting Karen at 315-963-7286, ext. 201. Please let us know if you have special needs.