By Bill Cook – Program Coordinator
DUNCAN – Come join us Saturday, Sept. 8, for the “Seed Saving and Cool Season Gardening” workshop.
Seed saving has become a popular subject due to the fact that it is the best way and often the only way to have highly reliable varieties to grow and eat in our unique climate.
We will learn, hands-on, how to select plants, ensure proper pollination, harvest for seed, process seeds, and store for future use.
Another useful skill is cool season gardening, which includes season-extending techniques to extend the harvest. We will learn the how and why of cool season vs warm season, the advantages and disadvantages of both. Most of all, we’ll learn to have a vegetable garden pretty much year round.
We will be meeting in the garden at Duncan Elementary School, 1 McGrath Ave., in Duncan, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Around noon There will be a short break for lunch and conversation, so be sure to pack a lunch. As usual, the materials cost is $10 to the general public and is included with tuition already paid by those enrolled in the Greenlee County Master Gardener program.
The pumpkin patch is hitting full stride in this heat and humidity. It’s looking like there will be a plentiful supply for the “Pumpkin Patch” event in late October.
Editor’s note: Cook is a Master Gardener. His office is located at 1684 Fairgrounds Road. He can be reached by calling (928) 359-2261, cell (928)254-8734 or by fax (928)359-2079.
More information about various gardening programs offered by the University extension program can be obtained via http://extension.arizona.edu/greenlee.