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Growing Cool Season Vegetables

March 26, 2019

5:30 pm


6:30 pm

Hailey Public LIbrary, 7 West Croy Street, Hailey, Idaho 83333

A cool season plant is either frost tolerant or cool temperature tolerant, allowing it to flourish in temperatures lower than 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Includes onions, broccoli and other cole group, kale, spinach, lettuce, chard, bok choy, peas, carrots, radishes, beets, turnips, asparagus, potatoes and some herbs like cilantro, chervil, dill, parsley, arugula and oregano. Cool-season crops are generally planted in the early spring when temperatures are cooler, long before the danger of frost has passed, or seeded outdoors in the fall to allow for early germination in the spring. Many of these crops can also be planted in late summer for a fall harvest. Cool season crops do well in the Wood River Valley in spring and fall, but are not happy in the high heat of summer.

This is the second of three FREE talks for the Wood River Victory Garden Spring 2019 program offered in partnership with the Wood River Seed Library (WRSL), the Hailey Public Library (HPL), the Grange, The Hunger Coalition, and the University of Idaho Extension and its volunteer Master Gardeners. The full program includes talks, onsite garden workshops, seed and plant exchange, online YouTube videos and online documents.

Each of the events in the Wood River Victory Garden Program is free and open to all. Please register by contacting Sarah Busdon, UI Extension at (208) 788-5585, by email sarahb@uidaho.edu, or in person at 302 1st Avenue South in Hailey, Monday to Thursday. Registrations can also be done at one of the events in the program. Upon registration, participants will be given access to the online video channel, and will receive email communications about additional events, and links to suggested online resources. The UI Extension also has printed versions of the gardening resources for a fee.

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