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June in the Garden - 2013
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Make them Last

When every penny in the budget counts, there's no room for wasting food. Yet, American families throw away almost 500 pounds per year of produce that's gone bad. That's about 14% of all the food they buy, and costs each family about $600.00 per year. Added up, that means as a nation, we toss out almost $43 billion dollars of brown bananas, moldy peaches, wilted spinach, and a soupy substance that used to be lettuce every year. Interestingly, the answer to this problem lies in chemistry. No, not more preservatives; the natural chemistry of plants holds the key to cutting down on food waste.

Making Your Own Display of Color

A flower garden, dangling like a colorful jeweled earring from the eave of your home. Yes, a hanging floral bouquet, the Hanging Basket--filled full to the brim with flowers and plants from the season, whether that is spring, summer or fall.

Things you may need
  • Flowers
  • Hanging basket/container
  • Potting soil
  • Slow-release fertilizer
  • Hand trowel or gloves (or just get your hands dirty!)

Tomatoes and Onions
and Cukes, Oh My!

You love growing your own produce; it's healthier, you save money, and it's fun! But, as any gardener knows, you always end up with way too much come harvest time. Even the healthiest eating family tires of zucchini pancakes, zucchini fritters, zucchini parmesan and more when it's served every day of the week. So, what do you do with all those extras? There are several things you can do to use up all those delicious fruits and veggies, which is great news, because nothing is better than growing your own!

Your Gardens are Now Ripe for the Eatin'

A Little Compost on the Side

Growing Pumpkins!

Gettin' Rid of Gophers

Supporting Your Vegetable Garden

Feeding the Birds

Is it a Bug or Is it a Fungus?

Only the Strongest Survive

Dealing with Brown Patch

Rotted Veggies?
MORE LOCAL HAPPENINGS
Local Events
Local Garden Club Meetings
Succulent Celebration
Roy Wilburn, Farmer Roy, the Director of Horticulture for Sunshine Care, A Community of Assisted Living Homes in Poway, will talk about many culinary herbs. Learn the basics of growing, pest control, fertilization, cutting, seeding and propagation. He will give a little history, uses in the kitchen and how they can compliment your xeriscape gardens. He will break down the herbs into three groups-seeded crops, perennials and basil.

THIS FREE WORKSHOP IS OFFERED ON THE FOLLOWING DATES

Saturday, June 8 at
Grangetto's Encinitas

Saturday, June 22 at
Grangetto's Fallbrook

DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THESE WORKSHOPS, EACH DATE/LOCATION WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 75 REGISTRANTS ONLY!!

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