Online Module: Growing Vegetables in Minnesota
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 (course login will be sent after the registration deadline)
Christy Marsden, Extension Educator, Extension Master Gardener Education Manager
If you’ve ever been daunted by the idea of growing vegetables, or have tried in the past but become overwhelmed with weeds, then the new Growing Vegetables in Minnesota online module is for you! Developed through University of Minnesota Extension, this brand new hybrid class- including online instruction and optional in-person activities- will teach you how to plan, plant, and manage your vegetable garden for success throughout the growing season. Learn the online content at your own pace starting in March, with the ability to ask your instructors questions along the way.
Learning objectives include:
Preferred components including light requirements, soil, and soil preparation
Successful vegetable varieties and cultivars for growing in Minnesota
Proper planting and plant management practices for vegetable growing including: crop rotation, mulching, pruning, water, pest scouting, soil nutrient management
Proper harvesting time and techniques, as well as post-harvest management of produce
Pests & Diseases
Best management practices in the garden to prevent pest and disease problems
Vegetable gardening basics for containers, raised beds, and other non-traditional growing locations
You also have the option to add an in-person class to your experience (Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. - noon, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum) to meet with the instructor and fellow students. You can bring your own vegetable garden plans and learn how to best bring them to life through group exercises and Q&A.
$35 for online registration
$50 online registration PLUS in-person April 13 session
How it Works:
Login information for the online course will be sent after the registration deadline, Tuesday March 19. Course is self-paced and will begin anytime after you receive the login information. The optional in-person session is April 13, and registrants who have elected this option should have the course completed by this time. Online course materials will be available for the duration of the 2019 growing season.
Limit 60, Other - location specified in description