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Class 1: Vegetable Short Course

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Planning for Success

Raised bedsSuccessful vegetable gardening begins with planning – where will you locate your garden? Will you grow in beds, containers or some other system? How will you meet your crops water and nutrients needs? How will you attract pollinators and ensure their safety? This class will explore the basic needs of vegetable crops, the decisions you should make before planting, as well as soil preparation techniques to support healthy plant growth.

Review slides from class 1

Vegetable gardening references from NC State Extension:

Growing vegetables in raised beds and containers:

Improving your soil

Soil Testing

Learn more about composting and cover crops

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