Evening in the Garden May 18th

-by Peg Hite

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (May 5, 2016) -- Rain or shine, the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will present the first Evening in the Garden on May 18th at 6 pm in the Demonstration Garden at the Frank Bratt Ag Center,

3542 Turner Rd in Jamestown. The special topic for this session will be Container planting including different examples of plants that can be grown in a container and different sizes of containers that are best for each type of plant. Also the Master Gardeners will discuss the best types of soil which should be used in containers.

The demonstration garden has some plantings for early harvest already established and we will also demonstrate how to prepare a raised bed for spring planting. We will be doing a demonstration on square foot gardening in one of the raised beds. If small dry soil samples are brought, these samples can be tested at the Evening in the Garden for pH and recommendations given to adjust your soil's pH depending on the crops you wish to grow.

In case of rain, the demonstrations will be presented inside the Frank Bratt Ag Center also at 6 pm. Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions, many of which arise at this time of year.

The Master Gardeners of Chautauqua County are part of Cornell Cooperative Extension and welcome new members to join the Master Gardener program as the deadline for the core training class has been extended to May 30, 2016. Call 716-664-9502 for full information on how to request an application.

The Evening in the Garden night will continue every 3rd Wednesday of the month through September at 6 pm. Please join us!

The Master Gardeners Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated May 26, 2016