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ONLINE: Arboretum Course – My First Vegetable Garden with Robert Pavlis

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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This Arboretum course is designed for the new gardener or the gardener that has only been growing vegetables for a couple of years. We’ll start at the very beginning, with ordering seeds and end with a detailed discussion of the 10 best vegetables for new gardeners. Focus is on hardiness zones 4 – 6.
We’ll cover the following topics:

  • Creating a new bed and different systems; in the ground, raised beds and growing in containers
  • Best soil selection and how to get it ready for the growing season
  • When to use seed vs transplants, and starting early indoors
  • Dealing with weeds and other gardening tricks
  • Watering, sun and fertilizer – keep them growing for a maximum yield
  • Harvesting and fall crops
  • Common vegetables myths

Robert Pavlis is a Master Gardener and garden writer who publishes two popular gardening blogs and has published several gardening books. He owns and operates a private botanical garden where he grows over 3,000 different varieties of plants.

Early Bird Fee: $40 (plus HST) per person (includes all four sessions.)


February 23
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Ontario Canada


Event is open to
U of G students, U of G faculty and staff, The public