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Cool Season Crops for Vegetable Gardens

Extension Gardener Workshop

Vegetable Boot Camp (Part 6 of 6)

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Vegetable crops are classified as either ‘warm-season’ or ‘cool-season’ according to their optimum planting time. Cool-season crops are generally planted in early fall to early spring because they do not tolerate the heat stress of the summer. However, cool-season crops vary in the specific horticultural practices needed for optimum production.

Join Matt Jones (Extension Horticulture Agent) and the Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Chatham County for a workshop targeting home and community gardeners on how to grow cool-season vegetables. Participants will learn about planting techniques and timing, best varieties, common problems, and harvesting methods for: broccoli, cabbages, carrots. kales, lettuces, onions, peas, potatoes, and turnips. Following the lecture, Master Gardener℠ volunteers will demonstrate planting and harvesting techniques in our new garden!

Two identical sessions of this workshop are available to accommodate your schedule:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-noon  REGISTER
  • Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, 6-8:30 p.m. REGISTER

The workshop costs $6 per person. Registration and fee payment is required by Aug. 7, 2020. Select a date and click on the REGISTER link above. Additional classes may be offered if there is sufficient demand. If spaces are full, add your name to the waitlist on the registration page.

Both workshops will be held at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center (1192 US 64 W Business in Pittsboro).

This workshop is part of the Extension Gardener series of workshops that are open to everyone. It is also part of the Extension Master Gardener℠ program. More information about becoming a Master Gardener volunteer in Chatham County.

QUESTIONS? Contact N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center by calling 919-542-8202 or email

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by July 24, 2020, to Ginger Cunningham, County Extension Director, at 919-542-8202 or email:

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Matt Jones, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMatt JonesExtension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture Call Matt E-mail Matt N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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