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Free Online Gardening Classes
Live on Zoom! September 19th at 9:00 am
Container Gardening -- "Thrillers, Spillers and Fillers"
Perhaps your growing space is limited or you have just a little bit of time to spend in the garden? Maybe deer and pests are getting the best of you? Container gardening may be an alternative for your gardening needs. Almost any plant, including bulbs and herbs, can be grown in a container as long as you know how to care for them. We’ll show you how to "re-purpose" things around the home for use as planters. At this workshop you’ll discover the "5 Rights" for their container gardening:
- The Right soil
- The Right container
- The Right watering techniques
- The Right plants, and
- The Right sun exposure
Click here to join the Zoom workshop.
Meeting ID: 860 5440 9381
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+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
To access previously recorded workshops click here.
List of workshop recordings:
August 29, 2020 Broccoli, Lettuce and Kale, Oh My! Cool Season Vegetables, Session 1 of 2 ( 2 Parts)
August 22, 2020 Compost is the Gardener's Best Friend
August 15, 2020 Flowers 101 - From Seed to Vase
August 1, 2020 Seed Saving Basics
June 27, 2020 Weeds: The Good-The Bad-The Ugly
June 13, 2020 Garden Makeover: From Lawn to Landscape
Related Public Gardening Events
Grow with Redbud ~ An Online Festival of CA Native Plants!
Want to enjoy the company of others who love native plants as much as you do? Learn more about native plants, no matter what your knowledge level? Dig deeper into actions that really help native plants maintain California’s magnificent biodiversity? Come enjoy the “Grow with Redbud” festival, a month-long array of online events hosted by our Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS). All events will be virtual, simultaneously on Zoom and YouTube Live stream.
Watch for the Redbud Treasure Hunt Bingo, a combination treasure hunt/bingo game that continues throughout the festival; each bingo tile represents an activity related to native plants. Have fun! Do stuff! Maybe even win!
For more information click here to link to the Redbud site.
Join Master Gardeners state-wide for the FREE virtual mini-conference Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. All levels of gardeners are welcome, and so is the general the public! Attend presentations on houseplants, composting, fire safe landscaping and a presentation from the UC Master Food Preservers on ways to preserve your garden harvest.
Please join us for this mini conference that was to have taken place at the Granlibakken in Lake Tahoe. Now we can invite our community as well!
We will be streaming LIVE to the UC Master Gardener YouTube channel and Facebook page, just pick the platform you prefer. Registration not required, pick and choose what sessions to attend. All session are being recorded and posted on YouTube but we hope you can join in LIVE.
Garden Questions and Answers
Q. How should I prune my thornless blackberry vines?
A. All blackberries require little to no pruning during the first year after planting. Thereafter, heavy annual pruning is needed.
Trailing blackberries. During the first growing season, use the trellis to support the new canes growing from the plant crowns. Tie or wrap the canes around the wires. These canes will bloom and produce the first crop the following spring. In the spring, trailing blackberries produce vigorous shoots called primocanes that grow along the ground. Keep these trained on the ground beneath the bearing canes to prevent injury. At the same time, the two-year-old canes (floricanes), which grew the previous season and are trained on the trellis, will bloom and produce the first crop. Right after harvest, cut off all of the floricanes near the ground and remove them from the trellis, leaving 8 to 12 of the sturdiest primocanes on each plant to bear fruit the next spring. Wrap the primocanes around the trellis, from which all of the floricanes have been removed. Wrap one or two primocanes at a time in a spiral around the wires of the trellis, working each way from the plant. All other canes are cut back to the ground. Each year, primocanes should be cut back or headed to 8 to 10 feet long. Heading the canes forces lateral shoot growth that bears next year's crop.
Erect Blackberries. Erect types produce stiff, upright new canes (primocanes) from the crown that arch over after they grow about 5 to 6 feet long. During the growing season, when the primocanes are approximately 3 feet tall, pinch off the top 1 to 2 inches. These canes will produce branches that will produce fruit the next year. Alternatively, the canes can be left unheaded and wrapped around the wires for fruiting next year. Immediately after harvest remove the floricanes. Thin the primocanes to three or four of the strongest canes per plant.
Upcoming Live ZOOM Workshops
Container Gardening - "Thrillers, Spillers and Fillers" - September 19th
Managing Deer - October 17th
No Sun? No Problem: Plants for Shade - October 24th
Soil-Building Workshop - October 31st
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