Spring 2021 Gardening Class Schedule
All classes are currently being taught virtually via ZOOM on Saturdays from 10am – 12pm – Register online on our store!
January 23rd – Garden Design + Planning (Garden Growers Club Exclusive)
February 20th – Transitioning Your Garden from Winter to Spring
March 6th – Organic Vegetable Gardening 101
March 20th – Advanced Techniques for the Vegetable Garden
April 10th – Caring for your Spring + Summer Garden
April 24th – I Grew It, Now What? A Harvest Workshop
June 12th – All About Compost (Garden Growers Club Exclusive)
July 24th – Growing Fruit in the Lowcountry (Garden Growers Club Exclusive)
Spring 2021 In Person Plant Sales!!!
We are excited to bring back our in-person plant sales at our new and improved location in Charleston at Tradesman Brewing! Look for the Butterflies once again!!! We will continue with online plant sales as well.
February 27th – Cool Season Plants, Seeds, Soils and Gardening Supplies
March 27th – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!
Warm Season Plants, Seeds, Soils and Gardening Supplies
Organic Vegetable Gardening 101
Learn the ins and outs of setting up an organic vegetable garden with Rita Bachmann of Rita’s Roots Backyard Harvest. Site selection, soil + lumber selection, planting calendar, proper transplanting, and direct seeding techniques, watering, fertilizing, pest management, and more! In addition to the presentation, participants will be given a Spring + Summer planting calendar, a tour of our demonstration gardens, and an opportunity for questions at the end of the presentation.
Advanced Techniques for the Organic Vegetable Garden
Feeling good about the basics, but needing some specific pointers on the tricky plants in the garden? We will dive into disease identification and prevention, pest ID and management, tomato care, getting your squash to produce, beneficial soil microbes, managing nematodes, foliar and supplemental fertilization and a host of other specifics in the Lowcountry Garden. Class taught by Rita Bachmann of Rita’s Roots. Bring all questions, photos and concerns.
Preparing Your Garden for Spring
February and March bring the transition time from Winter to Spring. We discuss what to pull and what to keep from your Winter garden, how to amend your garden properly, the supplies you will need for your garden, proper fertilization, and pest management supplies to have on hand. We will create a diagram of your garden going over proper plant selection for your space, succession planting, and proper plant spacing. This class is designed for those gardeners who have an existing garden or those who have completed Vegetable Gardening 101.
Caring for your Spring + Summer Garden
There’s much more to gardening than simply sticking plants in the soil. If you want to achieve a harvest from your freshly planted vegetable garden, you have to tend on a very regular basis – supplemental fertilization, proper watering, pruning, thinning, pest and disease scouting, prevention and management, mulching, weeding, hot season crops, sweet potatoes, deadheading + more!
I Grew It, So Now What? A How-to Harvest, Store and Use Workshop
Join Rita for a walk through the demonstration gardens to learn and observe proper harvest times and techniques to get the most out of your garden. We will also learn from an indoor presentation about harvest and post-harvest handling, along with storage and preservation techniques such as freezing, fermenting + dehydrating. No edible plant part shall be left behind!
Fall Organic Vegetable Gardening
My favorite time to garden!! Did you know we can grow throughout the ENTIRE Fall and Winter here in the Lowcountry?? This class is designed for those gardeners that want to hone their Fall gardening skills. Topics include: Amending the soil before fall planting, an in-depth look at the veggies that are specific to Fall and Winter growing and should only be planted at that time – onions, garlic, strawberries, collards, brussels, celery, fennel, spinach; fall pests + disease management, frost and freeze protection and more.