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  • There was a mixup on the start date in the newsletter, I do not know exactly how it happened as we were still working out the location details, but it did. The next week they printed in the newsletter that there was a mixup with the real start date and that is the story.

    Sorry for the confusion, I had plenty to deal with myself regarding this believe me :)
  • Thank you for writing back about the class that was starting on the 5th.
    No problem, I am in your current vege garden class.
    I am the one who moved up to the empty chair in the front.
    domi is parked
  • Thanks Heather. I will attend a class in Sept. Meanwhile, I am doing some reading and preparing the ground in my backyard for my first ever garden!
  • Enjoyed the course very much. Is was laid out well and presented the same. I heard that you have a structure of sorts in your backyard made of rebar for your plants to grow on, thus saving space and support for the heavies. I was wondering if you would mind posting an image here. It might give me some ideas. Thanks again for a well done class.
  • I want to sign up RSVP for your vegetable gardening class at the Pink spot. Is there an open space for me?
    What time does it start?
    Did not find contact information in the email about the event.
    I will watch my email for you answer--
    Thank you ,
  • Hi Heather~

    I want to take your vegetable garden class this saturday but didn't see where I can register and I don't know where it is located. Can you help please??

    Wendy Shepherd
  • confused...weekly email shows a class I would love to attend but no link to register...can you give confirm the class is being held? 08/08 830am at the pink spot
  • Heather - I have a yard full of (UGH) Bermuda that I want to eventually kill off & turn into edible gardens....I looked at the catalog on & found this....
    C l o v e r , Cr i m s o n
    Trifolium incarnatum 1–2 ft. HA Fast-growing, winter annual legume
    hardy to 10° F, colder if sown with a cereal grain such as oats or triticale.
    Sow in early fall to incorporate the following spring or in spring for late
    summer incorporation. Adds nitrogen and organic matter and suppresses
    weeds. Showy red blooms attract beneficials. (⅓–⅔ lb./1,000 sq. ft.)
    —S22193 pack (1 oz.) $6.89 —S21015 (1 lb.) $12 —S21016 (5 lb.) $47
    C lo v e r , Me d i u m R e d
    Trifolium pratense 1-2 ft. HB Vigorous, popular legume loosens subsoil,
    releases phosphorus and potassium, suppresses weeds, and hosts beneficials.
    Sow mid-spring and incorporate 18 months to 2 years later.
    Mow at early bloom to stimulate new growth. (¼–½ lb./1,000 sq. ft.)
    —S22194 pack (1 oz.) $3.99 —S13633 (1 lb.) $7 —S13634 (5 lb.) $27

    You had recommended in your Designing A Garden Class to use Red Clover to kill out Bermuda & I am wondering of the 2 options above...does it matter which one I order or will they both do the same thing??

    Also interested in hearing what you have to say regarding Nick Torrez'z "decay spots" on his peppers....same thing happened to mine.

    Thanks so much for any knowledge you can share with me. I really love your classes!!
  • I attended session 3 & 4 of Designing Garden. I really enjoyed, and got quite a bit of informatino thanks! I have question on beown, o r looks like decay spots on my Bell Pepers and hot peppers. I thought the sun was just burning the fruit, but I even found these spots on fruit shaded by the leaves. The plants look healthy to me, so I don't think I can apply the leaf chart/problems from you hand out to the fruit. Any thought after looking at the pictures?
  • We are O.K. I really like your classes. I am about to start on a 1/4 acre garden, and I guess I am a little nervous. I have not gardened in almost ten years and I am trying to get my smaller garden (which has lain fallow for quite a while) before I take on the larger one. It has been a long time since I have had a serious relationship with the soil. The soil is so important. Thank you for your patience.
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