Sessions for backyard fruit, vegetable gardeners set for April

March 17, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Extension will offer a program through the month of April to help home gardeners select, plant and care for their fruit and vegetables.

The sessions will be held at the Hancock County Extension office, 802 N. Apple St., Greenfield, each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. starting on April 1 and continuing through April 22.

The free program is for those with a home orchard or garden, or for those who are considering growing fruits or vegetables. Each session is designed to meet growers' specific needs.

Topics on April 1 and 8 will include general fruit culture considerations, small-fruit production, tree fruit production and fruit pest control options. On April 15 and 22, participants will have the opportunity to learn about basic vegetable production tools and techniques to growing good tomatoes.

There is no fee to participate, but attendees should register by contacting Roy Ballard at 317-462-1113 or email  

Writer: Carlee Glassburn, 765-496-2384, 

Source: Roy Ballard, 317-462-1113,

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson,
Agriculture News Page

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