Cloud Mountain Farm Center’s  Advanced Vegetable Gardening – 5 Part Series

Begins Feb. 10, 1:30-3:30
This five part class is designed for intermediate to advanced vegetable gardeners looking to increase their background knowledge, refine their skills, and get new ideas and strategies for growing better vegetables.  Topics covered will include crop planning, crop rotation, soil fertility, composting, seed starting, season extension, direct seeding, transplanting, weed management, pest and disease issues, water and irrigation, high tunnels, and winter gardening.  We will also discuss in detail specific requirements and challenges for all the main vegetable families.  Included in the registration fee is the seed and materials needed to start your own vegetable seedlings each class to take home for your garden.  This class is a perfect source for local, proven information to be successful at growing year round vegetables at home.  Registration required, space is limited. $100 for the five part series.

  • Part 1, February 10 1:30-3:30: Crop planning, crop rotation, soil basics and soil fertility, crop overview and timeline, growing alliums
  • Part 2, March 24 1:30-3:30: Seed starting, season extension, growing brassicas
  • Part 3, April 21 1:30-3:30: Fertility management, compost, direct sowing, growing roots
  • Part 4, May 12 1:30-3:30: Water and irrigation, high tunnels, weed management, growing solanums, growing cucurbits
  • Part 5, June 16 1:30-3:30: Planning and planting for fall and winter crops, cover crops