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  • Backyard Fruits

    This class will be taught online and login information will be sent the day before the class. Grow strawberries, raspberries or other fruits in your own backyard! Learn how easy it is to select fruit varieties appropriate for Minnesota; to plant, prune and maintain the plants for health and maximum yield; and to control insects and disease to ensure a fruitful crop. In this online class, you will learn about strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums and honeyberries. Handouts and Zoom link will be delivered to you via email the day before the class.
  • Blueberries in Your Backyard

    This class will be taught online and login information will be sent the day before the class. Blueberries are such a carefree shrub, it's a wonder more people don't grow them.They are long-lived and generally free of disease and insect problems. In this online class we will discuss how to successfully grow blueberries including site requirements, soil preparation to achieve the acidic requirements, cultivars for our climate, buying plants, pruning, and seasonal protection from birds, rabbits, and winter. Handouts will be delivered to you via email the day before the class.
  • Container Garden Designs

    This class will be taught online and login information will be sent the day before the class. Want beautiful, healthy and colorful container gardens? Discover fast growing, vigorous nursery quality plants with season long color. In this online class, the instructor will show you image after image of beautiful combinations that are easily created. A detailed color handout of each container design recipe is provided.
  • Grow Your Own Vegetables

    This class will be taught online and login information will be sent the day before the class. If you want to grow your own vegetables or have tried and been overwhelmed by weeds, this online class is for you! Using University research-based information this class will teach you how to plan, prepare, plant and manage your vegetable garden through the growing season. It will include informative tips on site selection, choosing varieties for Minnesota, proper planting and good management practices regarding pests and diseases. We discuss home composting, extending the growing season and the best time to harvest. Handouts and Zoom link will be delivered to you via email the day before the class.
  • Growing Apples in the Home Garden

    This class will be taught online and login information will be sent the day before the class. Would you like to grow apples in your own backyard? In this online class, learn how easy it is to select apple varieties appropriate for Minnesota; to plant, prune and maintain the trees for health and maximum yield; and to control insects and disease to ensure a bountiful harvest. Handouts and Zoom link will be delivered to you via email the day before the class.
  • Successful Composting

    This class will be taught online and login information will be sent the day before the class. Compost is called ‘black gold’ by gardeners because it is so beneficial to your gardens. Composting converts waste plant material, such as grass clippings and leaves to a very useful organic soil amendment. Many homeowners are finding it convenient and economical to compost kitchen scraps, as well. The finished compost can be used as mulch or as a soil amendment to improve garden soil. This online class will help you learn how to build, maintain, and troubleshoot a compost pile, as well as uses for the finished compost in your yard and gardens.