-by Peg Hite
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (June 8, 2016) -- June brings gardening into full swing and so is the Demonstration garden at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Road in Jamestown . The June Evening in the Garden will be held on Wednesday, June 15th at 6 p.m. rain or shine. All the beds have been planted and the Master Gardeners invite you to come and see the progress, what's doing well and what problems have come forth during this dry spring. One of the highlights of this session will be the discussion of native plants and their use in a vegetable garden. We will also be tasting radishes and spinach grown in the garden, and how and when to replant these. There will be discussions about the 3 x 3 beds that have been planted including the square foot gardening beds. A demonstration will be shown on proper mulching techniques and how to mulch with leaves. pH testing will be available if you bring a small amount of dry soil from your garden. Master Gardeners will be present to answer your gardening questions and are eager to hear everyone's gardening ideas. In case of rain, the Evening in the Garden will be held inside the Ag center.
Chautauqua County Master Gardeners also "man" a Help Desk/Help Line at the Ag Center every Wednesday from noon to 2. You can send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the help desk at 716-664-9502 ext. 224, or drop in between 12-2 any Wednesday. Garden bugs, weeds, healthy plants - if you can't bring the specimen try to take some pictures if possible.
Master Gardeners who are involved in the Demonstration Garden are Reg Boutwell, Andrea McLean, Jan Barelle, Camille Guinnane, Jim Cowan, Carol Lorenc, Mary Erlandson, Carolyn Smallback, Beth Stuart, Richard Selden and Peg Hite.
The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. CCE-Chautauqua is a community-based educational organization affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County government through the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 664-9502 or visit cce.cornell.edu/Chautauqua . Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Last updated July 26, 2016