The University of Missouri Extension will offer a webinar series to help beginning home gardeners grow a vegetable garden. The Zoom course covers the basics from planning and seed starting to diseases and insects.
Sessions are 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, March 25-May 27. Live sessions include lectures followed by question-and-answer periods with MU Extension horticulture specialists.
“For those interested in growing their own food, this is a good course to start with, focusing on the basic knowledge for gardens,” said MU Extension horticulturist Debi Kelly.
The schedule of topics include:
- March 25: Planning the garden.
- April 1: Seed starting and sourcing plant materials.
- April 8: Cool-season crops.
- April 15: Alternative gardening methods (includes a container, raised bed, square foot).
- April 22: Crop fertility (includes making compost).
- April 29: Warm-season crops.
- May 6: Diseases in your garden.
- May 13: Insects in your garden.
- May 20: Herbs.
- May 27: Perennial and specialty vegetables.