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Container Gardening/Planning your Spring and Summer Garden.

One advantage of living in Orange County is that we can get a early jump on both spring summer growing. This meetup will be a double header. In the first hour we will discuss container gardening. Its a great option for those with little space. We will also discuss plants that seem to do better or are best grown in containers

In the next hour, we will discuss the the basic differences between cool and warm weather vegetables. Make suggestions for what you should start with if your new to growing. Give suggestions for crops to teach kids about growing. Suggest some new herbs and vegetables you may want to try growing, etc.

We will also have another seed exchange as well. Bring seeds you have extras of and envelopes, baggies, empty pill bottles, etc. to take varieties home in.

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  • Nancy D. W.

    Excellent, excellent meeting. I learned a lot! Thank you Greg for taking the time to do this class.

    March 18, 2013

  • Cyndy D.

    My main concern is always what size of container do I use for the type of vegetables I want to grow. I like growing different color Bell Peppers but I know they can get pot bound. What size of container should I use and how do I avoid it getting pot bound?

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • GregS

      The fabric pots that are becoming popular "air prune" the roots to prevent help plants from becoming root bound. I've used walmart shopping bags in this way as well but the grow bags designed for this purpose hold up to UV light better. That said, I'm not as concerned about peppers being root bound since I basically treat them as annuals and replace about 2/3s of them each year so I can try new varieties.

      1 · March 17, 2013

    • Cyndy D.

      Thanks Greg. I never thought of looking at them as annuals. I need to adjust my thinking.

      March 18, 2013

  • Sandi

    I really enjoyed the topic. Learned so much. We went out afterwards, bought the soil you recommended and put in our garden! Thank you for doing this for us, Greg.

    March 17, 2013

  • Animal L.

    Thank you Greg for the great session. It was my first meeting and look forward to the future ones.

    March 17, 2013

  • *Alan*

    Fantastic lecture with a lot of useful advice!

    March 16, 2013

  • Teresa H.

    Greg is so knowledgable...great meeting learned a lot. Ready to start growing some vegetables...yummy since I am a vegan

    March 16, 2013

  • Michael B.

    I'm a complete newbie, and greatly appreciated the information and exuberance of Greg! He definitely has a wide range of knowledge on the subject and presents it well. Thanks!

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative

    March 16, 2013

  • Debbie

    Great to see so many people in attendance. Greg, you have a vast knowledge of anything "plant" related. Thank you!

    March 16, 2013

  • Maribel

    Sorry I could not make it. It conflicted with the CNPS plant sale at Tree of Life. Thought I could do both but it was a no go. Life gets a little trickier when there is a 4 year old in the mix. I hope to make it to the next event as I am eager to learn and get my garden going!

    March 16, 2013

  • Jennifer Menk S.

    will be there for the 2nd half @11

    March 16, 2013

  • Jinni

    while i really like the class and Greg's vast knowledge, unfortunately, the site is too far away. it worked best for me when it was a water works in rivine.

    1 · March 8, 2013

    • Sharon Pruss, L.

      I live in Long Beach so I am hesitant about going that far.

      March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking to get guidance on setting up my first small container garden (herbs and some greens) with limuted space ( apartment balcony ) and light ( facing west, some tree shading)

    March 15, 2013

  • GregS

    Kim,
    I will address protecting plants in my March talk on garden pests. Seed do expire but don't go by the date on the seed package. I'll post my handout for seeds after the meeting.

    March 12, 2013

  • Kim J.

    Will there be any discussion on how to protect plants from wild life? I have a lot of wild life coming into my yard. Also, do seeds expire?

    March 12, 2013

  • kathleen c.

    Sorry. Have a conflict

    March 11, 2013

  • Nancy D. W.

    Will attend with daughter!! Looking forward to growing my own good food.

    March 8, 2013

  • Nancy D. W.

    Will be able to attend and bringing my daughter.

    March 8, 2013

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