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     Watauga CountyCooperative Extension will be offering a hands on indoor seed starting workshop.  The workshop will be held Feb.15th beginning at 6:00 pm in the Watauga Agriculture Conference Center at 252 Poplar Grove Rd.  From 6:00-6:30 we will be in the classroom learning about types of seeds that can be started indoors, timing of sowing, methods of sowing, media types, ways to achieve moisture requirements, fertility, and most importantly light.  Then from 6:30-7:00 we will do some hands on practice planting seeds indoors. We will plant trays of seeds that will be used for community gardening projects. Participants will receive 1 propagation tray and moisture dome, extra available for purchase.  From 7:00-7:25 we will go back to the class to learn about different types of indoor seed starting shelves that are available to build yourself or to purchase.  

     For those interested in building an indoor seed starting shelf, for a $75 material fee you will assemble a light weight, easy to store shelf to take home.  The fee includes 2 shop lights, bulbs, PVC and connectors for making the structure, and the lightweight sturdy foam board that will serve as the shelf, along with 4, professional 72 cell seed starting trays 4 dome lids, and 4 trays to go underneath to hold and catch water.  Please see picture on our website:  https://watauga.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/01/hands-on-indoor-seed-starting-workshop-february-15-2018/ 

 If you need to be able to start more than 4trays of seed, 2 units can be purchased and they will fit on top of eachother. 

 

Please register by calling our office at 828-264-3061 or email paige_patterson@ncsu.eduPlease register by February 12th so that materials can be purchased for building the shelves.    

 

 

 

Feb 15 Thu

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Join Hospitality House Garden Coordinator Elena Dalton and Watauga NC Cooperative Extension Agent Richard Boylan for a FREE tree pruning workshop on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 11am to 2pm. Learn how to preserve, support and protect your fruit trees for a long life of yummy yields.
This will be a hands-on workshop, so bring your pruning tools if you have some. There will be a few available if you do not.

The workshop will be held at the Hospitality House at 338 Brook Hollow Rd, Boone in the Sandy Trexler Memorial Gardens (lower garden). It will take place rain or shine. Call the Extension office at 828-264-3061 if you have any questions.

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Free Blueberry Winter Pruning & ProductionWorkshop: 2/23/18

The Watauga CountyCenter of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will host a Blueberry WinterPruning & Production Field Day in Banner Elk (Watauga Co.), NC on Friday, February23, 2018, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Northern Highbush Blueberries are a healthfuland potentially profitable specialty crop that thrives in the NC High Country climate.They prosper in acidic soils common to this region, and can be managed withfairly minimal winter pruning and spring mulching as the primary maintenancetasks. This workshop will inform current and potential blueberry growers when andhow to perform these tasks and keep blueberry bushes productive throughouttheir many-decade life spans.

 

The Field Day will beheld at the Ward family portion of the Banner Elk’s old blueberry farm (1867 Lee GualtneyRd., 28604), where State Blueberry Extension Specialist Bill Cline, and AreaExtension Agent Richard Boylan will guide participants through the decisionprocess for selecting blueberry canes to be removed to maximize plant healthand production for the coming years. Environmental factors, including soildrainage, fertility, weed management, and insect challenges will also bediscussed as bushes are pruned. Participants are welcome to bring pruning toolsof their own, and some tools will be available for use on site as well. Inaddition to hands-on pruning work on the farm, there will be time for a Q&Aon blueberry management and production challenges with Dr. Cline during theafternoon.

 

Bill Cline works as a researcher and extension specialist inthe Department of Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. His areasof expertise include diseases of small fruits, and all aspects of blueberryproduction. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s programs in Watauga countyworks to identify and promote viable crops and agricultural marketingstrategies suitable for the region and work with farmers to improveprofitability.

 

This pruning workshop is free and open to the public.Pre-registration is not required, but more information and any updates due to possibleextreme weather are available from the Cooperative Extension office at828-264-3061.

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