Fall Vegetable Gardening in Containers

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Many vegetables are well-adapted to planting in late summer for a fall harvest. Containers enable those lacking sufficient space or appropriate site conditions to grow fresh, nutritious vegetables. Containers also allow ready access for more frequent harvests and easier pest management. Image of an outdoor flower container

Join new Chatham County Horticulture Extension Agent Matt Jones and the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Chatham County for a free fall container vegetable gardening class on Saturday, August 11.

Learn the principles of container gardening in any season, including choosing appropriate containers, growing media, light and water requirements, and nutrient management. We’ll also discuss the cultural practices, pest management and cultivar selection for common fall vegetable crops, including beets, bok choy, carrots, green onions, kale, radishes, and lettuce and other leaf greens.

Participants will also discover the vast, research-based resources available to gardeners from NC State Extension, and get a sneak peak of upcoming Extension Gardener and Extension Master Gardener volunteer workshops and classes coming in 2019!

Saturday, August 11, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center
1192 US-64 W Bus. – Pittsboro

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There is no fee for the class, but pre-registration is required.

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