Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission

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GARDENING IN SMALL SPACES & CONTAINER GARDENING

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Tuesday April 26, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
East Brunswick Public Library  (map)

 

Dr. Fred Primich, a retired thoracic surgeon and Rutgers Cooperative ExtensionMiddlesex County Master Gardener, will present his program “Gardening in SmallPlaces & Container Gardening”.  He has been providing home gardening presentations, mostly container gardening,for over ten years. The lecture will focus primarily on basic plant needs,propagation, harvest, storage and record keeping followed by a question andanswer period.

v  INTRODUCTION

v  CONTAINER GARDENSIN METUCHEN

v  BASIC PLANT NEEDS……..(1) SOIL….WATER….LIGHT….FOOD

                                                       (2) TEMPERATURE….PEST & DISEASE CONTROL

v  PROPAGATION………SEEDS….CUTTINGS….LAYERING(DIVISION & OFFSETS)

v  HARVEST &STORAGE……..FRESH….DRYING….FREEZING….MOVING INDOORS

v  RECORDKEEPING……..ANNUAL….INDIVIDUAL PLANTS….PLANT ROTATION

v  EXPERIMENTS IN CONTAINER GARDENING

v  QUESTIONS……..COMMENTS……..PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

 RECOMMENDED READING

 v  RUTGERS COOPERATIVE EXTENSION

§ FS055……..CONTAINER GARDENING WITH VEGETABLES*

§ FS129……..PLANNING A VEGETABLE GARDEN*

§  FS387……..HOW TO START A WINDOWSILL HERB GARDEN

§  FS523……..GROW YOUR OWNVEGETABLE AND FLOWER SEEDLINGS

§  FS787……..STARTINGVEGETABLE SEEDS INDOORS

§  FS811……..HOME COMPOSTING

 

v  RUTGERSCOOPERATIVE EXTENSION WEBSITES

 §  www.rce.rutgers.edu

§  www.ifplantscouldtalk.rutgers.edu

§  www.njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs

 

 

 Refreshments will be served. Please bring your own mug.

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