Group offers early spring gardening workshop

Mar 20, 2013
Courtesy of: Laura McCarty Johnson The Mukilteo Community Garden is offering a hands-on workshop for growing peas and carrots in your spring garden March 23 and 24.

Grow your own! Vegetables, that is. Right here in Mukilteo.

Growing unfamiliar plants makes everyone a beginner. And knowing what works in the Midwest doesn’t necessarily translate into success in the Maritime Northwest.

This March, Mukilteo Community Garden offers a two-hour hands-on workshop on starting carrots and peas in your early spring garden.

With carrots and peas in your bed, you’re on your way!

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23 and from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 (repeat of Saturday event) in the meeting room at the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce.

The group’s gardeners will demonstrate how to prepare your soil, start seeds, transplant seedlings, and how to space, shelter, and support your plants.

Growing Groceries mentors and Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer tough questions.

Getting the right start is key to a productive garden. Bring your current knowledge and they’ll provide the tweaks.

You’ll walk away motivated and informed to get your spring garden right, plus you’ll make valuable local urban farm contacts.

Absolute beginners are welcome, but experienced gardeners will benefit too.

Cost is $5 per person, check or cash, payable at the door. A drawing will be held each day for a rent-free P-patch bed.

Mukilteo Community Garden is an educational and charitable non-profit established in 2009 to help feed the hungry and teach people how to grow food.

The Chamber Office is at 4902 76th St. S.W. in Mukilteo. Parking is free.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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