Thursday, February 28, 2013

Easy Vegetables and Herbs for Beginners

Loose Leaf Lettuce
Many vegetables and herbs can be grown in our area, but some are easier than others. If you are a beginning gardener or are simply looking for a few easy crops, consider planting loose lettuce or Swiss chard now for spring greens. Once the threat of frost has passed (mid April) you can set out pepper plants and basil in raised beds or large containers. While tomatoes are one of the most challenging vegetables to grow successfully, small fruited cherry varieties usually thrive. For more suggestions of easy herbs and vegetables read the rest of the article posted on the Pender Extension website

Free Class!
Learn lots more about growing vegetables and herbs at a free class titled ‘Vegetable Gardening for Beginners’ taught by Pender Extension Horticulture Agent Charlotte Glen, Saturday, March 16, 1:30pm until 4:00pm. The class will be held at Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church, located on Hwy 17 across from Poplar Grove Plantation.

The class is free but registration is required. Call 910-259-1235 to register or register online at:

Donations to support the WCUMC community garden will be accepted. Pender Extension Master Gardeners will have their ‘Garden by the Month’ calendar ($9) and gardener’s cookbook ($10) available to purchase.

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