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Free Classes - Growing Tomatoes and Herbs, Cocktail Shrubs

Uploaded: Jul 7, 2023

Summer is the season to grow, can, ferment and enjoy. Perfect your skills with these free classes offered by Master Gardeners.

Vegetable Gardening in Containers
July 8, 2023

Flowercraft Garden Center
550 Bayshore Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94124

Learn to grow a variety of vegetables, herbs and even fruit using containers. This talk is perfect for anyone, even those with a small outdoor space. You will learn about the types of containers to use, microclimates, soil needs and watering options. No registration required.

Growing Terrific Tomatoes from Seed to Salsa
July 12, 2023
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Lyngso Garden Materials
Zoom presentation

Join us to learn everything tomato: seeds to seedling, when to plant out your tomatoes, how to prune and trellis them, and growing for best flavor. Learn varieties best for your climate, how to increase yield, and reduce disease. Registration required.

All About Herbs and Edible Flowers
July 22, 2023
11:00am - 12:30pm

San Mateo County Event Center
UC Master Gardener Gardening Education Center
2495 South Delaware St., San Mateo

Learn the basics of growing, harvesting and using culinary herbs and edible flowers: how to propagate, transplant and divide. Integrate herbs and edible flowers in native landscapes, vegetable gardens and containers. Maintain plants with sustainable methods and harves herbs to use fresh or to preserve. Registration required.

Preserving for Summer Cocktails and Mocktails
July 22, 2023
2pm - 3pm on Zoom

Homemade shrubs, syrups and flavored sugars and salts are all easy ways of adding your personal twist to a special drink. Plus, they make great gifts! In this workshop with the UCCE Master Food Preservers of San Mateo and San Francisco counties, we will provide recipes for preserving summer's bounty of fruits and herbs, and ideas for enjoying them in festive drinks--with or without spirits. We also review basic principles of safe home food preservation. Registration required.

Herbs from Around the World
July 29, 2023
10:30am - 11:30am

San Carlos Library Herb Garden
610 Elm St., San Carlos

Learn about herbs from around the world, with a focus on four herbs: basil, sage, rosemary, and lemon verbena. You will learn the origins of these herbs, how to care for them, and how they are used in their native countries as well as in the United States. There will be free samples of many of these herbs. No registration required.

- photos by LSIC

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Posted by Mondoman, a resident of Green Acres,
on Jul 8, 2023 at 5:24 pm

Mondoman is a registered user.

Lots of useful and tempting planting ideas and resources -- thank you!

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