Garden Talk series in Batavia

Date(s) - Thursday, Feb 06, 2020
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County


The Garden Talk series will be held again by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County at the extension office, 420 E. Main St., Batavia.

All Garden Talk programs run from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.  Thursdays. Take your lunch.

The series is free and registration isn’t needed.

Feb. 6 – Take a break from winter to learn about Vancouver Island’s “Vision of Beauty,” the Butchart Gardens. They are a flowering oasis, 100-plus years in the making. See how one woman’s vision came to be. A National Historic Site of Canada, the Butchart Gardens are world renowned.

March 5“Soil Blocking for Seed Starting.” Learn about an indoor seed-starting technique called soil-blocking. This unique method allows gardeners to produce twice as many vigorous seedlings in about half the space of traditional seed starting methods. The seedlings grow in a free-standing block of growing medium. That’s right — no containers! The space between these blocks “air prunes” the roots, so plants do not become root bound and are also easier to transplant.

April 2“Get your Garden Ready for Spring.” Need some help getting your garden ready for a spring and summer of beauty and color? Whether you have bulbs, annuals or existing perennials, you can minimize weeds, change locations of plants, or prep a spot for a brand new garden.

May 7“Common Garden Mistakes.” Even Master Gardeners make mistakes and kill plants! If you have questions about proper watering techniques, fertilizing or soil preparation this talk is for you.

June 4“Spotted Lanternfly.” This pretty bug has been in the news, but not for its good looks. Spotted lanternfly is the latest invasive pest from Asia that is causing concern to farmers and homeowners alike. Learn how to identify the eggs, nymphs and adults.

Future topics and other Master Gardener events will be posted on the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County website and on their Facebook page.