New Gardening Class: “Your Summer Garden”

Edible Squash Blossom

Edible Squash Blossom

Friends, please mark your calendar for Saturday, March 23, from 10:00am to noon, for a new gardening class at Moore than Feed.  This class will focus on “Your Summer Garden”.

This event is free and open to the public.  Seating is available, and refreshments will be served.

If you enjoyed our tomato class, you will love this complete demonstration of how to plant a heritage garden with summer produce. 

Gardeners of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  Even if you have never planted a seed, you will go home with the knowledge and materials to start your own successful garden.  

We will share the best kept (and most interesting) secret in gardening, the Three Sisters Companion Method.  We have updated this ancient Indian technique to grow the modern varieties of our favorite vegetables:  sweet corn, summer and winter squash, various beans, watermelons, cucumbers, pumpkins, sweet and savory herbs, and gorgeous wildflowers.  

I used this method to transform our desert wilderness into a highly productive farm.  We invite you to pioneer your own garden space with this technique, and grow more vegetables than you can believe on a very small space, with minimal expense or labor.

We will begin the class with bare dirt, prepare garden beds of different sizes and shapes, plant the seeds, and answer all your questions about growing summer produce in the process.

We will also cover my favorite subject:  natural pest control.  We will show you how to use the good bugs to keep away the bad bugs, and to harness the power of nature to continually cleanse your garden of pests.

“Your Summer Garden” with Justin Butts

Where: Moore than Feed, 902 W. Market Street, Rockport, TX (361) 729-4909

When: Saturday, March 23, from 10:00am to noon

What: Your Summer Garden

Who: All gardeners of all ages!

Purple Bean Flowers on a Corn Stalk Trellis

Purple Bean Flowers on a Corn Stalk Trellis

2 responses

  1. Your tomato class was great! Learned that I was doing it all wrong. I haven’t had a chance to plant yet, do you think it’s too late? I also couldn’t find the tomatoes you mentioned. Do you happen to sell any plants?

  2. I am so glad you enjoyed the class! March is not too late to plant tomatoes, but get them in the ground soon so they have the most time to develop a good root system before it gets really hot.

    You will hopefully be able to find one or more of the recommended varieties (Juliette, Early Girl, Solar Fire, Heatmaster, or any cherry variety) at Moore than Feed, or one of the nurseries. The later in the season you plant tomatoes, the more important it is to use only the most heat-tolerant varieties, because it will be extremely hot by the time the tomatoes are ready to set fruit. I am so sorry, we don’t sell transplants.

    The later we get into the season, the larger the transplants in the store will be. Make sure to bury your transplant about 2/3rds of its length into the ground, to develop a strong root system. Thank you, Sylvia!

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