Are you looking for proven and inexpensive ways to extend your gardening season? Join Master Gardeners and staff from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension on Thursday, August 29, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the All Seasons Garden at Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road in Wells, for a Four Seasons Gardening workshop!
Gardening doesn’t have to stop when the growing season ends in Maine anymore. By using simple, small, movable hoophouse structures you can start growing winter greens in late summer and keep them going right through the winter. Join us to learn the basics of building a small inexpensive home garden greenhouse including a materials list and plans for making your own. Planting schedules and recommended crops for winter greens will also be discussed.
Meet at the All Seasons Garden behind the lab/science building, and learn as we construct a hoophouse structure, provide ideas and plans, and describe which hardy greens to use and when to get them started. Dress for the outdoors and be prepared for “hands on” learning. To register, see www.wellsreserve.org/calendar. Workshop cost of $7 ($5 for members of Laudholm Trust) is payable at the event. Questions, please call 207-324-2814 or 800-287-1535 (in-state).
The program, led by Allan Amioka, Glenn MacWilliams, and Frank Wertheim, is the last one in this year’s Four-Season Gardening series brought to the Wells Reserve at Laudholm by York County Master Gardeners. The All Seasons Garden is a test bed for rotational and companion plantings and advanced composting techniques. The workshop series has given area gardeners opportunities to improve their knowledge and skills in a variety of current home gardening methods. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, please call Frank Wertheim at 207-324-2814 or 800-287-1535 (in state).