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.
Bring saved seeds to share with the library, if you still have any.
See you there
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:
Sweet pea, Wando
Chard – Rainbow
Lettuce – Attractie (head type)
Poppy, Rhoes (Flanders)
Lettuce – Mesclun
Hollyhock – dark and light pink
Stop by when you can and get ready for planting and Spring.
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.
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.