The Sweet Tomato Test Garden continues to offer small workshops on seed starting indoors for transplant later to the garden outside.
The Monday, March 18th class still has room for two more. It will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. There is a fee of $20.00 for the workshop that includes materials for planting and starting your choice of 20 vegetable seeds.
Call Leslie if you are interested at 702-490-5217 (no texting please).
Other desert gardening classes that are being held at the Sweet Tomato Test Garden are on Sunday, March 17 at 2 pm and Sunday, March 24 at 10 am. These classes will cover a variety of information needed to have success in growing food crops in Las Vegas gardens.
There is a fee of $6 per person. You may call the above phone number or send an email to reserve a spot in the class. email@example.com
Sweet Tomato Test Garden desert gardening classes are held at the STTG site 5910 Sheila Ave, Las Vegas, 89108.
Leslie Doyle who is the founder and owner of STTG is also conducting a free seminar on tomato growing in Las Vegas conditions at Plant World Nursery on West Charleston, Saturday, March 16 from noon to 1 pm.
The LV Vegas Valley Rose Society is providing monthly educational meetings at the West Charleston Library on CSN campus.
The topic for the Sunday, March 16th meeting will be bugs in the garden. Insects in the garden are not limited to roses so you don’t have to be an avid rose grower to benefit from this meeting. All are welcome. The meetings are free and will be held in the Conference room of the library from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.
Gilcrease Orchard is open on Saturdays from 7 am to noon. They are in full swing of harvesting asparagus now and some other cool season crops. This is a good place to see some of the food crops that can be grown in the Vegas Valley and what is being planted or harvested at any particular time of the year.
Preparing for Spring is the topic of discussion for Saturday, March 16th at 10 am while the Clark County Master Gardeners are giving a FREE tour of the Demonstration Gardens at the UNCE Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, LV 89123.
The Demonstration gardens have over 500 species of plants that are well adapted to desert gardens. Plants are marked with tags containing the common and scientific name. The gardens are open for self-guided tours on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.
If you are interested in identifying and knowing what is growing in an established landscape or want to get ideas on what to plant in a new desert landscape the Demonstration gardens provide an opportunity to see desert garden plants look like in the ground and with convenient name tags. Take along a camera to remember what you see. Get a shot of the plant and the name tag for later reference.
You may call 702-222-3130 for more information on UNCE Lifelong Learning Center and events.