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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Many more seeds have been added to the catalog yesterday. Pick up some for your fall garden!
We have native flowers -false blue indigo, herbs – cilantro, dill, and seeds for fall crops of swiss chard, turnips, parsnips, lettuce, etc. and much much more.
Stop in and check it out!
Also, the next seed gathering is coming up, so if you have seeds saved, stop in and drop them off and you can stay and help package seeds.
Seeds are being added to the catalog now for your fall planting needs. We have more native flower seeds that can be started in fall for blooms next year.
Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage seeds should be planted now. Find more information on one of the links we’ve provided elsewhere on this site.
As always, if would like to donate money or seeds to the seed library please just let us know! They can also be dropped off at the Extension Office on Court Street.