A vegetable hand-picked from your garden tastes better than anything you can buy in a store. And here in Central Florida, home gardeners can grow vegetables all year long. Right now, it’s time to start planning a spring vegetable garden, which can include corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelon and several kinds of beans.
Joe Sewards will offer tips to get you started from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 W. New York. He’ll explain alternative methods, such as hydroponics and square-foot gardening, for people who have little space.
Sewards, an urban and residential horticulturist with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, recommends that gardeners have their soil tested at the Agricultural Center to see which nutrients are needed.
The $5 program fee, which includes one free soil sample test, can be paid at the door.
Reservations are requested; call the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension at 386-822-5778 by Feb. 7.