Webinar: Grow your own Organic Vegetables

posted by

We welcome back Suzanne Bontempo from OWOW as she shares techniques to ensure a healthy environment for growing your own food. Join us and learn the many components to growing a successful organic veggie garden, including integrated pest management, companion planting, fertilizing, and choosing the right soil. Note: Scroll down for the webinar outline and shopping list!

We welcome back Suzanne Bontempo from OWOW as she shares techniques to ensure a healthy environment for growing your own food. Join us and learn the many components to growing a successful organic veggie garden, including integrated pest management. You can contact Suzanne at www.plantharmony.org

  • Welcome!
  • What is the OWOW program?
  • Introduction to the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Set your vegetable garden up for success
    • amend your soil with compost
    • Feed with organic fertilizers
    • benefits of adding alfalfa meal
    • benefits of adding earthworm castings
  • Planning your food garden
    • sun exposure
    • companion planting
    • rotating annual food crops
    • growing in raised beds
    • plant spacing
    • Grow heirloom & perennial vegetables
  • Working with cover crops
  • Don’t forget the flowers
    • Invite the good bugs
  • Watering our veggies as they grow
  • Tips for pest management
  • How to use (eco-friendly) pesticides
  • Helpful resources

 

Shopping list:

  • Bags of compost, soil amendment, planting mix
  • Bags of mulch
  • Organic fertilizers
    • dry fertilizers, such as EB Stone Organics Sure Start and Down to Earth All Purpose
    • Alfalfa Meal
    • Earthworm Castings
    • Liquid fertilizers, such as EB Stone Organics Fish Emulsion with Kelp, Fox Farm Big Bloom, PNW Organics Fish On & Oceans Gold
  • Fava bean seeds
  • Your favorite vegetables
    • Try planting perennial veggies too!
  • Flower for our good bug friends, just a few suggestions and not limited to this:
    • alyssum
    • cosmos
    • buckwheat
    • erigeron
    • yarrow
    • gaillardia
    • echinacea
    • bee balm
  • Planting & maintenance tools
    • shovel
    • trowel
    • kneeling garden pad
    • debris buckets/tuff totes
    • gopher baskets
  • Irrigation supplies
    • watering hoses
    • soaker hoses
    • Dramn watering wands &nozzles
    • watering can
  • Plant reference book
    • Sunset Western Garden Book
    • Golden Gate Gardening

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

− 2 = 2

Curious if we have your favorite plant or product in stock? Call one of our locations directly and we'll be happy to check.