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Backyard Gardening 101

Backyard Gardening: From Design and Layout to Pruning and Harvesting.
Join us for a four-part series for Utah home growers!

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Part 1: Garden Layout and Design Wednesday, February 12, 6PM-8PM

  • Garden design: Conventional, Square foot, Container, etc.
  • Garden layout, crop rotation
  • Seed verses bedding plants: Seed purchase and variety selection
  • Early seed cultivation, estimating planting dates, propagation

Part 2: Soils, Preparation and Enhancement Wednesday, February 19, 6PM-8PM

  • Soils – preparation, amendments, fertilizers and composting
  • Soil nutrients, plant deficiency symptoms
  • Irrigation options and hydro-zoning
  • Planting basics

Part 3: Year-round maintenance of the garden Wednesday, February 26, 6PM-8PM

  • Spring and summer planting, Tree planting and transplanting
  • Integrated pest management (IPM), garden pests and diseases, weed management
  • Mulching
  • Utilization and storage of produce

Part 4: Pruning Basics Field Day at WSU Annex Saturday, March 8, 8:30AM-10:30AM Directions will be given

  • Pruning basics
  • Hands on pruning for fruit and ornamental tree and shrubs.
Instructor: Brian Hadley, WSU Landscape Manager/Horticulturist
Dates: February 12, 19, 26, & March 8th
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: Science Lab Building, rooms 424 & 425
Parking: W5 lot, north of the stadium
Fee: $49 per individual, $75 for two
Total Hours: 8
Square Foot Garden

Brian Hadley, Landscape Manager and Arborist for Weber State UniversityBrian Hadley, Landscape Manager and Arborist for Weber State University, has worked for WSU for the past five years, and before coming to the University was with The Home Depot Garden centers and Red Butte Garden and Arboretum. His under graduate degree is in Botany and he is finishing his masters in Natural Resource Management. He was raised on a family farm in West Haven and has picked more ears of corn than he cares to remember.

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