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. The class will cover in detail specific requirements and challenges for all the main vegetable families. Included in the registration fee are the seed and materials needed to start your own vegetable starts for your garden. This class is your source for local, proven information about how to succeed at growing vegetables all year long. Registration required, space is limited. $100 for the five part series.

Part 3: Fertility management, compost, direct sowing, growing roots