Grow Your Own Vegetables – Extension Master Gardener Program

Grow Your Own Vegetables

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

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Date(s) - 04/07/2020
All Day


The program is for current or aspiring vegetable gardeners.

Learn as your schedule allows. No high speed internet connection is required. This program has been reformatted due to the current health crisis. This will be an easy-to-use program with participants receiving by mail a flash drive with all of the recordings and information that would have been originally offered on March 31, April 7 & April 14. There will be no live sites or live remote viewing at this time. Total teaching time is about 6 hours.

It’s an opportunity to learn from experts about:

  • Modern vegetable production practices appropriate to home growing
  • How to select varieties and kinds of vegetables to meet their needs
  • How to manage pests in a sustainable manner
  • Resources that are available to help continue their study and to solve problems after the series is complete

 Session 1

Getting Started in Vegetable Gardening

  • Selecting Site and Plants
  • Sizing Up Your Garden and Tools
  • Soil Preparation Techniques
  • Plant Spacing and Layout

Vegetable Varieties

  • Types/Seasons of Plants
  • Crop Rotation

Session 2

Pest Management

  • Insect Management
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Organic Pest Management
  • Pest Identification & Pesticide Use

Session 3

Disease Management

  • Diagnosing Plant Problems
  • Disease Management (Identify, Manage & Prevent)

Registration Fee: $30/person for all sessions (includes flash drive of 3 recorded sessons and pdf handouts). Please register by April 7.

Register by visiting: or print the brochure and mail to Purdue University.

For more information visit the Purdue Extension – Marion County website.  For questions about the program, contact: Steve Mayer, Indianapolis, 317-275-9290,

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