Returning Gardeners Orientation Meetings
West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way
Saturday, February 25, 10-11a
Saturday, March 3, 10-11a
Thursday, March 8, 7-8p
March Work Parties
Saturday, March 10, 10a-12p at Luscher Farm
Saturday, March 24, 10a-12p at Luscher Farm
Classes at Luscher Farm
Insects and Weeds in the Garden
Get to know bug's mugs and wily weeds that share your plot.
Thursday, March 15 at 7-8p
Lawn to Lettuce, Lavender to Lilies
Learn how to turn sod into living soil for a productive, organic garden.
Sunday, March 18 at 10-11:30a
Winter Gardening Cleanup
Flummoxed by winter pruning? Let Linda, FRCC's curator explain it all to you.
Saturday, March 24 at 9:30-11a
To register for any of these classes and more, click here.
Is It Time to Plant Vegetables? Ask Your Soil Thermometer!
After two years of cold, wet spring weather, many gardeners are no longer comfortable resorting to using charts showing when and what to plant by month. That's when a soil thermometer can be a gardener's best friend. An inexpensive thermometer can tell you when the soil is ready for you to plant. (I use an old thermometer that was actually designed for use in the kitchen.) You can purchase soil thermometer for about $8 at most local nurseries or hardware stores. With information on what tempatures different vegetables germinate at, you're all set. The attached article gives you information on when to plant cool weather crops such as peas and radishes through the more tropical vegetables such at tomatoes and peppers. For some good advice from Judy Scott at Oregon State, click here. Just remember the old adage "You can plant in March and May or just in May." If in doubt - wait.