No garden space? Frontier Extension teaches how to grow vegetables in containers

050615-container-gardeningLYNDON – Want home-grown tomatoes, peppers and herbs but don’t have a suitable garden spot?  The Frontier Extension District will be hosting a workshop about growing container vegetables at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Lyndon office of the Frontier Extension District, 128 W. 15th St. Presenters will be Shannon Blocker, Frontier Extension District horticulture agent, and the Frontier Extension District Master Gardeners.

Participants will learn about selecting plants and varieties, growing multiple seasons to use the container approximately nine months of the year, why to use soilless media (potting mix) for containers, proper watering, pest management and recipes featuring the vegetables and herbs grown. In addition, each person will take home a large 22-inch diameter container, soilless media to fill it, a slicer bush tomato (Mountain Glory) plant, a sweet pepper (Alliance) plant, and oregano and parsley plants. The cost of the workshop is $25, which covers the take-home plants and materials, and is payable at the door.

This workshop will also be offered in Garnett on May 7 and Ottawa on May 14. Interested persons must register by Wednesday, May 20, indicating the Lyndon location, by calling 785-448-6826, emailing [email protected] or visiting

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