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Urban Vegetable Gardening: 4 Part Workshop

March 6 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

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Join us and learn how to grow your own urban vegetable garden in this 4-part workshop.

In this 4-part workshop series, Toronto Master Gardeners will guide you through a variety of topics on Urban Vegetable Gardening with presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and exercises. From the process of garden planning to vegetable selection and seeding, these workshops will provide you with the knowledge and tools to create your own successful and productive garden. Everyone is welcome at this workshop, which is geared to novice and intermediate gardeners.

Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27; 7 to 9 p.m. 2024

Registration: Public $90, TBG Members $72 (plus applicable taxes and fees)

Program Schedule

PART 1 – From Balconies to Backyards: Planning a Successful Vegetable Garden

Wednesday, March 6, 7 to 9 p.m.

Are you growing vegetables for the first time or aiming to increase the productivity of an existing vegetable patch? This seminar will highlight key factors to consider when planning a vegetable garden in a variety of growing spaces. Participants will have the opportunity to begin designing a garden plan with the help of a Toronto Master Gardener. A pre-measure or thought about size and area of your proposed garden is recommended. Basic sketching materials will be provided. Come prepared with your dreams & ideas!

PART 2 – Garden to Table: Get to know your veggies!

Wednesday, March 13, 7 to 9 p.m.

Brassica, Solanum, Curcubita, Cucumis, Lactuca, and Daucus, oh my! In this program we will introduce some of the most popular vegetable families, how to nurture them, protect them from pests and disease, and when to harvest. Participants will learn key tips for reading seed packets, about plot and container preparation, crop rotation, square foot gardening and companion planting. All of this will help increase bounty while practicing a holistic approach to garden management. A whole new world of tasty and fresh veggies is waiting for you!

PART 3 – It’s never too late to start your veggie garden

Wednesday, March 20, 7 to 9 p.m.

If you miss the spring planting season, don’t despair! There’s still lot’s you can do to have a productive veggie garden well into the fall, even into the winter. Many veggies, like kale and spinach, do better in cool weather. Some can be nursed through cold snaps with a little extra care, and some are planted in the fall for harvest the following year. In this seminar you will learn about how you can keep on growing as the weather gets cooler and gain a general overview on how to scout and deter pests. Bring a cell phone, iPad or device that connects to WiFi for the Kahoot quiz!

PART 4 – Starting Your Veggies From Seed

Wednesday, March 27, 7 to 9 p.m.

Would you like to grow veggies that have been in your family for generations, maybe even start homesteading, or perhaps (like many of us) just have fun experimenting with a home garden? From seed sowing to thinning plants, learning the difference between cotyledons and true leaves, knowing when to use warming pads or grow-lights … in

this seminar you’ll learn everything you didn’t know you needed to know to start growing veggies and herbs from seed! Our workshop activity will be learning how to plant seeds and transplant seedlings.

About Toronto Master Gardeners (TMG)

Toronto Master Gardeners (TMG) is a volunteer not-for-profit organization that shares current, science-based horticultural information with the gardening public through various channels, including in person, in print, through the media, and online. Our committed volunteers support and inspire the community, and continually update the sound knowledge required to help them. Learn more and ask your questions Toronto Master Gardeners – Helping Gardeners.

Safe Program Access:

  • This is an in-person, indoor, Adult Education program at the Toronto Botanical Garden.
  • To ensure the safety of our participants and instructors, all staff, volunteers, and participants are welcome to wear masks indoors and maintain physical distancing.
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March 6
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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