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Extension offers vegetable gardening program

Published: Saturday, March 1, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

University of Illinois Extension Horticulture educator Candice Miller will present three programs to jump start the gardening season.

Seed Starting, March 6, 3 to 4 p.m.

Learn the basics of starting vegetables seeds including choosing seed varieties, tips on proper seeding, and how to care for newly started transplants. Participants also will have the opportunity to start a flat of their own seeds to take home with them. Supplies included.

Warm Season Vegetable Crops, March 20, 3 to 4 p.m.

Now is the time to start thinking about the crops for warm season summer production. This program will cover the warm season crops that are staples in the vegetable garden.

Vegetable Pest and Disease Management, April 3, 3 to 4 p.m.

Various pest and disease problems are common in a vegetable garden yearly. Learn how to identify the most common vegetable pests and diseases and hear how to manage them using a variety of cultural, non-chemical or chemical controls.

The cost for this program is $5 per class or participants can attend the entire series for $12. All classes will be held at the DeKalb County Center for Agriculture, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore.

To register for the vegetable gardening program, call University of Illinois Extension office at 815-758-8194 or visit web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, call the DeKalb County Extension office at 815-758-8194.

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