Food doesn’t get any more local than your own yard! Always wanted to plant a vegetable garden but didn’t know how or where to start? Whether you have a lot of space or just a sunny patio, learn the basics to grow your own fresh, favorite vegetables. It is easier than you think and doesn’t need to take a lot of time or work. The payoff is big – your vegetables will taste even better than the ones you buy at the farmer’s market. Class discussion will include ways to protect your bounty from the neighborhood critters (rabbits, deer) and managing plant problems.
Mickey Scullard is a UMN Master Gardener in Dakota County and loves to help people get their hands dirty while growing their own food. She’s been a master gardener for 17 years, but started gardening as a young child with her grandma and mother. The introduction of multi-colored carrots, beets, beans, cauliflower, potatoes and swiss chard bring a lot of color to her gardens and she loves the curly scapes on the garlic she has been growing for the past several years.