UF/Brevard Extension Service Offers ‘Grow Your Own Vegetables’ Course In August

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In lecture room at 3695 Lake Drive in Cocoa

Calling everyone who enjoys growing vegetables, or who would like to learn how: Join us for the Be Healthy: Grow Your Own Vegetables class starting in August.

Calling everyone who enjoys growing vegetables, or who would like to learn how: Join us for the Be Healthy: Grow Your Own Vegetables class starting in August.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Calling everyone who enjoys growing vegetables, or who would like to learn how: Join us for the Be Healthy: Grow Your Own Vegetables class starting in August.

Participants will attend Tuesday night classes on Aug. 2, 16, 23, and 30, and on Sept. 6, 13, and 20. Tuesday night classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in our lecture room at 3695 Lake Drive in Cocoa.

We will also be available to answer questions in the garden area at 9 a.m. on following Saturdays, including Aug. 27; Sept. 3 and 17;Oct. 8 and 22; Nov. 5; and Dec. 3.

Participants will gain hands-on experience growing their own vegetables in 4-foot-by-8-foot raised beds, and in setting up micro-irrigation systems. For those who want to grow more food, additional raised beds can be reserved. Everyone who takes the class will receive seeds.

We will provide heirloom vegetable seeds for each raised bed (or for home use). Participants may also save some seeds for growing in the fall through spring of 2017/2018.

Varieties will include Fin de Bagnol Green Beans, Bushy Cucumbers, Dwarf Gray Sugar Peas, Bull Nose Bell Sweet Peppers, Siberian Tomato, Early Blood Turnip Beets, DeCicco Broccoli, Scarlet Nantes Carrots, Smooth German Kale, Winter Density Romaine Lettuce, Early Scarlet Globe Radish, Bloomsdale Spinach, Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard, Genovese Basil, Bouquet Dill, Radio Calendula, Mexican Tarragon, and Tip Top Nasturtiums.

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Participants may also add other vegetables to their raised bed if they wish.

In addition, participants will learn how to start transplants from seeds for planting in the garden (or containers) once they are ready. Information will also be covered on how to balance the soil to grow nutrient dense food.

CLICK HERE to register or call 321-633-1702 ext. 224 for information.

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ABOVE MAP: Participants will attend Tuesday night classes on Aug. 2, 16, 23, and 30, and on Sept. 6, 13, and 20. Tuesday night classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in our lecture room at 3695 Lake Drive in Cocoa.


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