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Sedgwick County Extension will offer Victory Garden 101 classes online

free gardening classes online from k-state research and extension sedgwick countyIf you’ve always wanted to try your hand at gardening or if you’d just like to learn more, the Sedgwick County Extension will be offering gardening classes online for FREE!

I’m super excited about this one. I’m definitely going to be telling my friends. We’ve had some beautiful weather and gardening would be a great way to get out in the yard and enjoy it. And assuming our gardens are healthy and productive, it could also cut down on trips to the store! 

The online classes will be taught online via Zoom, an online meetings platform. (It’s easy, but you can learn more about how to use Zoom here at our sister site, LivingontheCheap.com if you want a basic walk-through.)

You’ll have two options when you are registering for the free gardening classes: attending live or viewing a playback of the recording. (You can also opt for both.) Materials will be emailed to you.

The gardening classes will be held live Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning April 7 and continue through May 26. Of course, if you opt to watch a recording, you can view them any time. 

You can elect to attend all of the classes, or only the ones you’re interested in. 

These are FREE gardening classes, but you do need to register

Once you sign up you’ll receive a confirmation email that includes the topics you signed up for (along with the dates and times for each) and a meeting ID, password, and links and optional phone numbers for the Zoom meeting. 

Alright. “Lettuce” grow something together! Here’s the schedule and topics: 

Victory Garden 101 topics and live schedule

Register online here

Live classes will be held online from 7-8 p.m. each Tuesday evening from April 7 to May 26, 2020

April 7 – Preparing Your Garden Site & Soil

Choosing the right spot for your garden and preparing the soil will get your garden off to a great start! Learn tips for starting from scratch with your garden and how to be sure your plants get the food they need to grow.

April 14 – Basic Garden Planning

Are your eyes bigger than your garden space? Learn when to plant, how much space it takes, and how to get the most out of your garden space.

April 21 – Grow Your Own Salad

Basic leafy greens and root veggies can be some of the most rewarding (and quick!) things to grow. Get some ideas for how to tuck your salads into your garden space.

April 28 – Tips for Great Tomatoes

Everyone wants a bountiful tomato crop, but they can be a real challenge in Kansas gardens. Learn the basic tips for success.

May 5 – Using Your Vertical Space

Short on garden space but you still want to grow some vining crops? Learn how to use your vertical space so you can enjoy cucumbers, melons, and squash in your small garden.

May 12 – Water, Weather & Weeds!

Despite your best gardening intentions, the Kansas weather can wreak havoc on your plants. Then the weeds take over! Get some tips for navigating these challenges.

May 19 – Common Insect Problems

We love our vegetables, but lots of insects do too! Learn about the most common insect problems in Kansas gardens and how to manage them.

May 26 – Common Disease Problems

Every gardening season is different, but there are certain diseases that we see almost every year. Learn how to prevent diseases before they happen and how to manage them once they occur.

Dates: April 7 through May 26, 2020

Time: 7-8 p.m. 

Location: Online

Cost: FREE

For more info and to register online, click here

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