UMaine Extension starts victory garden video series

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a new eight-part video series for first-time gardeners.

“A Victory Garden for ME” provides an overview of vegetable gardening, from how to get started and what to plant to tending and harvesting the home garden. Weekly virtual office hours will be offered following the release of each video. The first video, “Vegetable Gardening: Where to Begin,” is now available.

The video series is free; registration is not required. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.942.7396; .

UMaine Extension also is extending its current series of free online “Garden Chats” each Monday at 9 a.m, Wednesday at noon, and Thursday at 6 p.m. through May 21. Upcoming topics include garden, and pest, show and tell; sustainable landscaping, and community gardening efforts.