A Look at Sun, Soil, and Water in Sunday’s Class
This coming Sunday, April 10, we are going to have our second class of the year. It is “Assessing Your Garden – Sun, Soil, Water” and will be taught by our longtime employee Nadine Black. In it she will cover the three basic elements necessary for your plants to thrive. She will then teach the basic steps for how to evaluate each. Learn how your garden uses these elements and discover how to enhance their effect on your plants. I caught up with Nadine and asked her a few questions the class.
I didn't have a good picture of dirt.
What is your main focus for this class?
The main focus is how to analyze the three basics in your garden so that when you plant, your plants will thrive.
Where is the best place to start when you want to learn more about your soil?
Start by getting your hands dirty. By feeling your soil you can tell a lot about it. If it falls apart quickly you have sandy soil and if you can make a ball out of it you have clay. This is not an exact science but it can tell you a lot.
Does soil type affect how much you need to water?
Soil type definitely affects how much water you’ll use. Clay soil holds water much longer than sandy soil.
Does this class encourage sunbathing?
In a way, it does. Getting out into the garden and observing is the best way to determine where the sun hits when and for how long.
This is just a small part of what Nadine has plans to talk about. There will be soil samples to dissect, a core sample of our graveled lawn, a discussion of what plants work well with certain soils, and much more. We hope to see you this weekend.
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