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Join us for the first seed swap and educational seminar of 2019 at the Rawlings library on Saturday, Jan 26 2019, from 9:30 am to 12:30 a.m. in the Thurston room. Master Gardener Jarod Miera will talk about everything SEEDS, mostly about Starting seeds indoors. Hope you can make it, and if you can, please bring a friend or a neighbor!!
Hope to see you this Saturday (with all the seeds you’ve saved) (no seeds? is fine) for our Question and Answer meeting about all things gardening!
We’ll have plenty of seeds for packing and for any seeds you want to take home too.
Now that we’ve had a hard freeze you can plant native seeds/flower seeds for early spring. To protect the seeds from birds over winter, I cover with a light frost cloth pinned to the ground. This also helps remind you where you put the seeds 🙂
See you all Saturday. If you can’t make the whole meeting, any time you can spend should be worth it.
2019 All Pueblo Grows topic schedule
- January- Starting seeds indoors: Jared
- February- Seed library/gardening Q&A: group
- March- Sowing seeds outdoors and container gardening: Deric and Leah
- April- Transplanting / preparing your soil: Deric
- May- Garden troubleshooting Q&A: group
- June- Early seed saving: Jared
- July- Pests: Deric
- August- Fall gardening/cover crops: Deric
- September- Late seed saving: Jared
- October- seed library Q&A
- November- No event
- December- No event
Each event will consist of a presentation on the topic of the month and there will also be a seed swap. Folks can bring any seed donations that they have, and they can help package seeds as well.
Hope everyone has been saving their seeds! Keeping the seed library self sustaining depends on all of you saving whatever you can.
Saturday’s meeting will have a presentation on aquaponics. Should be very interesting.
Be sure that the seed you save has not been cross pollinated if applicable. I just grew what I thought was Black Diamond watermelons, only to find I was growing something in the melon family, but definitely not watermelon. In addition, the fruit was not tasting like melon or anything else. If you have questions about this, please ask us on Saturday and we can elaborate on the subject.
Hope everyone is having a great gardening year and see you Saturday 🙂
Another month almost gone. YIKES! Hope everyone’s gardens are doing great.
The topic for June is fall gardening and cover crops. If you missed your early spring gardens due to the weather here in Pueblo, plan on putting those crops in for a fall garden starting in mid-August. Deric will have all the info to be successful in his presentation.
There are many seeds to choose from in the library catalog drawers that can be planted for your fall garden. We’re adding seeds at least bi-weekly and welcome any seeds you’ve saved so far this year. You can drop them off in the box underneath the catalog with a slip letting us know as much about the seeds that you can give us.
My watermelon radishes didn’t produce so I’m saving the seeds that are starting to set now. What do you have that’s going to seed?
Hope to see you at the gathering on the 30th.
The May seed library gathering is this coming Saturday, May 26th.
Master Gardeners will be available for any questions you have and help you troubleshoot problems in your garden so far this season.
As always, bring seeds if you have them to share and we’ll be labeling packets of seeds and packing seeds too.
I’ve just added more seeds to the cabinets – watermelon, cantaloupe, squashes and more.
Hope to see many of you. You won’t need to stay for the whole gathering if you don’t have time, but would appreciate any help you can give.
So sorry, in my previous post I stated the wrong date for March’s seed gathering.
It should be Saturday, March 31 from 9:30 to 11:30.
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.
See you there