Evening in the Garden in Jamestown

Date(s) - Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016
6:00 pm

Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center


Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will present their Evening in the Garden at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the Demonstration Garden at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown.

The main topic will be harvesting vegetables from your home garden, including potatoes grown under leaves, celery, peppers, eggplant and cucumbers.  All these vegetables have done well this summer in the demonstration garden.

Also on the agenda will be fun with weeds.  Master Gardeners will identify common weeds for this area of Western New York and will discuss the characteristics, root systems and removal techniques for these weeds.

Finally, there will be a discussion of the importance of garden cleanup. Some simple sample tastings will also be presented. If you are having any problems with tomatoes or other vegetables, bring a photo or sample and they will try to diagnose the problem.

Master Gardeners will be present to answer your gardening questions and are eager to hear everyone’s gardening ideas. In case of rain, the Evening in the Garden will be held inside the Ag Center.

Master Gardeners who are involved in the Demonstration Garden are Reg Boutwell, Andrea McLean, Jan Barelle, Camille Guinnane, Jim Cowan, Carol Lorenc, Mary Erlandson, Carolyn Smallback, Beth Stuart, Richard Selden and Peg Hite.

Chautauqua County Master Gardeners also staff a Help Desk/Help Line at the Ag Center every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. You can send them an e-mail at ccemgcc@gmail.com, call the help desk at 716-664-9502 ext. 224, or drop in between noon and 2 p.m. any Wednesday. If you can’t bring the specimen in question, try to take some pictures.