As Parkland residents put together to “spring” clocks ahead an hour Sunday morning it’s the good time to enroll in a number of gardening courses coming to Fredericktown.
First up is “Vegetable Gardening 101” at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the Madison County Extension Workplace.
Discipline Specialist in Horticulture Donna Aufdenberg can be discussing soil preparation, varieties, planting, harvesting, and pest administration.
“This system is open to all, any talent stage, novice to skilled,” Aufdenberg stated. “Individuals will be taught soil preparation and fertility, vegetable selection choice, planting strategies, insect and illness administration.”
Aufdenberg stated an excellent gardener is an individual who’s prepared to be taught and is prepared to remain up to the mark within the backyard. She stated one other high quality is an individual who’s at all times engaged on constructing the soil and pest administration.
“I’ve been a horticulture specialist with College of Missouri Extension for 17 years,” Aufdenberg stated. “I’ve a bachelors and masters in horticulture. I work and breathe horticulture.”
Aufdenberg stated she has two greenhouses the place she grows her personal crops yearly to share with household and pals. She stated her favourite vegetable to develop is the tomato.
“It’s so versatile,” Aufdenberg stated. “Eat recent or course of. It may be rewarding in good years. Sadly, we’ve not had an excellent tomato yr in fairly a while.”