It seems like there were a million more Japanese beetles in my garden than previous years and they stayed much longer than usual. Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota Extension Entomologist, provided a great recap on our Japanese beetle season explaining why there were so many darn bugs! More information on what you can do to manage the bugs is also included.
If you missed our Seed Saving 101 class offered earlier this season now is the perfect time to learn more about saving garden seeds for next year. Plants are reaching maturity so come out and learn more about preserving these seeds for future planting. Class is being held Thursday, September 14 starting at 6PM at Mount Calvary Luthern Church in Eagan. Get all the class details at our Event Calendar.
Join Dakota County Master Gardener, Cheryl Forest, on Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30 PM for our Seed Savers talk. Collect seeds from our gardens at the Fairgrounds and learn how to harvest, dry and store seeds. This cost saving technique will give you a head start on next year’s garden. Please register for this free event on our website.
Thanks to everyone who came out the fairgrounds for our Tuesday Evening presentations this year. If you have an idea for a topic please share it with us and we look forward to offering Tuesday Evenings again in 2018.
Looking for a speaker? Dakota Master Gardeners would love to share our gardening knowledge with your group. Master Gardeners are available to speak to your garden club, classroom, church group or other organization about any number of gardening topics. Growing herbs, birding, container planting, shade gardens and pollinator gardens are just a few of the topics we can present. For more information or to request a speaker visit our Request a Speaker page and our coordinator will be in touch.
Master Gardeners will be at the Dakota County Fair Monday, August 7 – Sunday, August 13 offering you and your family the opportunity to tour and learn about the Heritage Village gardens, explore the Children’s Garden and get your gardening questions answered.