Thursday, 19 March 2015
Whether Spring’s “official arrival” this week is the real deal or just practice, the warmer weather spurs thoughts of gardening.
To jump-start the growing season, the Macon County Master Gardener Association offers a public workshop this Saturday, March 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Environmental Resource Center.
Guest presenter Ellen Averill, from Catalula, Ga., will share her knowledge and experience in the “Ready, Set, Plant” workshop, taking participants from testing the soil to finding and preparing the right site for the right plant.
The workshop offers a special opportunity for both seasoned gardeners and those new to the area to be successful with their plantings. Handouts will be provided and refreshments will be served.
Topics will include soil composition, pH, amendments, types of gardens, and site factors. Averill also will discuss varied garden requirements such as light, water, nutrients, drainage, tilling, compost, mulch, frost date and digging the right hole for vegetables, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees.