Cartoon house with vegetables, text saying Vegetable Gardening Made Easy, Mon & Wed 10 am, March 15-31 via Zoom

University of Illinois Extension horticulture experts have teamed up with the Rock Island Public Library to offer free presentations via ZOOM on a wide variety of vegetable gardening topics. Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand during the call to answer your related gardening questions.

It's a great way to learn more about gardening basics. Did you know the Rock Island Library has a Seed Library? You can check out FREE seeds to use at home. These presentations will help you learn the basics of growing and utilizing your seeds!

Here's what's planned - take any that interest you!

March 15 / 10 a.m. / Seed Starting Introduction
March 17 / 10 a.m. / Germination & Seedling Growth

Learn how to successfully start plants indoors from seeds for use later in the garden.

March 22 / 10 a.m. / Blueprint to Gardening & Planning & Prepping
Explore how you can go about planning your garden and different techniques that are used to plant gardens.

March 24/ 10 a.m. / Cool Season Vegetables & Warm Season Vegetables
Learn about the different types of vegetables that are commonly grown in gardens and the basics on how to grow them

March 29 / 10 a.m. / Hardening off and Transplanting & General Care
Discover how to prep seedlings that you grew indoors for being transplanted outdoors as well as basic garden care, including watering and fertilizing.

March 31 / 10 a.m / Pest control considerations, and tips to garden safely followed by a final Q&A session

For more information, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact program organizer Tracy Jo Mulliken at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

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