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Special Gardening Techniques. Grow It and Eat It March 17, 2012 Presenter: Roger Evans. ABOUT THE VIRGINIA MASTER GARDENERS AND VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

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Special gardening techniques

Special Gardening Techniques

Grow It and Eat It

March 17, 2012

Presenter: Roger Evans

ABOUT THE VIRGINIA MASTER GARDENERS AND VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

Virginia Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who work within their communities to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management education and training. As an educational program of Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Master Gardeners bring the resources of Virginia’s land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, to the people of the commonwealth.

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


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Grow It and Eat It

Planning your Garden

Vegetables

Containers

Therapeutic Gardens

Questions


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Where to Begin

Start with the end result in mind

Location, Location, Location

What do you want to grow?

What heights are your vegetables?

Do You have enough space?


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Planning :

Draw a diagram first

Locate for easy access

Locate convenient to water if possible

Orient your layout with the sun

Lay out vegetables you want in the diagram with sections marked off


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An Example:


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Common Raised Bed


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Garden Layout Part 1

4’

4’

Corn 4’x4’

12” centers

16 hils

Potato 4’x4’

9” centers

25 hills


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Garden Layout Part 2

4’

2’

2’

Carrots

Broadcast

Beets

3” Center

4’

Sweet Onion

4” Center

Spinach

Broadcast

Lima Beans

(bush)

Contender Beans

(bush)


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Garden Layout Part 3

4’

2’

2’

Sweet Peppers

6” Center

Eggplant

6” Center

Lavender

Dill

Yellow Onion

4” Center

Parsley

Garlic

Chives


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37 Days After Planting


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37 Days After Planting


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CONTAINERS


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From Ordinary


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To

Unique


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High Yields


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Potatoes and Lettuce


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Where Can you Put them?

Anywhere

And

Everywhere!


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Patios


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Driveways


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Existing Gardens


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Along Fence Lines


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Demonstration

Garden

Social Services Bldg.

Olde Towne Rd

Williamsburg, VA


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Demonstration

Garden

Child

Development

Resources

Norge, Va


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Therapeutic

Gardens


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Sitting Height Raised Beds


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Raised Beds


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The Garden-Rack

Portable and Design your own Height


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Raised Platform

For Earth Boxes


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Adjustable and Portable Garden Tables


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Incorporated Into Other Gardens


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Garden-Rack

On Deck


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Easiest to Grow Vegetables

Beans (String or Green)

Beets

Butternut Squash

Pumpkins

Sweet Peppers and Chilies

Cucumbers

Leaf Lettuce

Spinach

Leeks and Spring Onions

Potatoes

Radishes

Eggplant

Peas

Tomatoes

Zucchini


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Thank

You

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Questions ?

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