March Seed Gathering – Saturday March 24, 2017

The presentation for March’s Seed Gathering will be “Sowing Seeds Outdoors and Container/Raised Bed Gardening”.  This should be really good for beginning gardeners and answers questions for “old timers”.

Meeting is from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Rawlings Library 1st floor.  All are welcome for the entire meeting or whatever time you have.

Bring saved seeds to share with the library, if you still have any.

See you there

Many new seeds coming to the catalog

Hi all,

More seeds are needed to get us ready for the new growing season.  You can always drop them by the Rawlings Library in the container under the catalog drawers on the second floor.

Here’s a short list of seeds that will be added in the next few weeks:

Cilantro

Sweet pea, Wando

Beets, Chioggia

Chard – Rainbow

Allium Hair

Lettuce – Attractie (head type)

Poppy, Rhoes (Flanders)

Pepper, Anaheim

Lettuce – Mesclun

Hollyhock – dark and light pink

 

Stop by when you can and get ready for planting and Spring.

 

 

February 2018 Seed Library Gathering

The February Seed Gathering is almost here – Saturday, February 24, 9:30 AM at the Rawlings Library.

The first seed gathering of 2018 had a full house.  February is coming up and we need more seeds.  Bring them with you if you have saved any from last year’s harvest.  If you don’t have seeds, attend for the presentation on Trees and bring any questions you may have.

 

First Seed Gathering of 2018

January 27 is our first gathering for 2018 at the Rawlings library from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.  All seeds welcome and needed.  Help keep the seed library self sustaining with your homegrown seed donations.

Our subject for the presentation will be “Starting Seeds Indoors”.  Bring your questions and if you can stay after the presentation you can help us prepare seeds for the catalog.

See you there!

Inventory update – seeds available now

Our seed catalog still has plenty of seeds for those of you that want to get a head start on getting your seedlings started indoors now.

A short list available:

Turnips , Siberian and Red Russian Kale, several different varieties of Peppers, Curled Cress, Yellow Brandywine and Galinas Tomatoes, Broccoli, Cabbage and carrots.

Also for early outdoor planting:

Allium Hair, Scabiosa, and Mammoth Sunflower

Many more available now and more varieties on the way soon.

New link – Epsom Salts

Hi all,

We’re adding a new link regarding the use of Epsom Salts in the garden.

There is a Plant Talk #1601 on the CSU Extension site that refers to the use of this and you need to read and understand what type soil your garden really contains before deciding to use Epsom Salts.  Soils in the mountains, front range and eastern plains can be very different in the way  they’re composed, which would determine whether or not the Epsom Salts are beneficial for you or not.

The link outside the Extension site is :  https://www.backyardboss.net/epsom-salt-for-plants/

Soil tests can be done for a fee by the CSU experts and you can contact Master Gardeners at the Pueblo Extension office for details.

Seeds Needed

Now is the time of year the seed library is in need of seed donations for next spring.

As your garden starts it’s decline you can leave a few fruits, vegetables, etc on the vine/plant to over ripen and save the seeds for next year.

Under the tab for “How to Save Your Seeds” you can find more information and links on how to save any particular type of seed.

We also need donations of local annuals, perrenials, tree, bushes, etc for our catalog too.  Native plant seeds are needed also.  You can leave donations in the box under the catalog at the Rawlings Library whenever they are open, or at the CSU Extension office during the week between 9 and 5.

Any questions can be directed to the CSU Extension office and we’ll get back to you soon.

September 30, 2017 Seed Gathering

Join the All Pueblo Grows Seed Lending Library for their community seed gathering and educational event! Volunteers will present on a new topic every month. After the presentation help volunteers package and sort seed to go into the seed catalog. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Rawlings Hoag Library, in the Thurston room on the first floor. If you have seeds to donate, bring them along! We hope to see you there!

Fall Gardens – not too late!

Fall planting

There is still time to do some fall gardening before temperatures get too low. Look at the days to harvest on any plant that you are looking to grow. Add about 7-10 days to that to account for seed germination and harvest. If that amount of days is before our average first frost date, you can still grow it! Some crops can take a light frost. Our average first frost in Pueblo is usually somewhere around October 15.

Some examples include: kohlrabi, radish, spinach, turnips, and parsnips. Make sure it is a cold hardy crop.

Happy Fall Gardening!

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