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Fall gardening tips

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Begins: July 21, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: July 21, 2018 12:00 pm

Summer is barely underway, but it’s already time to start laying the groundwork for your fall vegetable garden.

Joe Sewards will offer tips on getting ready for the fall vegetable season from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 21, at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

Sewards, an urban and residential horticulturist with the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension, will explain which vegetables grow well in Central Florida, when to plant them, and how to prepare the soil. He will also address traditional gardening, hydroponics and square-foot gardening.

The $5 fee includes light refreshments, one free soil test, and a raffle ticket for an Earth Machine compost maker valued at $109. Additional raffle tickets will be available for a contribution of $2 each or six for $10. Vegetable gardening books will be available for sale.

Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and lead a tour through the Agricultural Center’s demonstration edible landscape.

Registration is required; call the extension office at 386-822-5778.