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.
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!