May: Warm Season Crops, Edible Flowers, & Attracting Pollinators
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About The Event
** This is the second session of the May workshop of the Grow Your Own Produce Series. Upon registration, participants will receive a video of the slide presentation from the first class in May, a pdf of the slides and all handouts. During the scheduled workshop time, we will have a live Q & A session about the content of the workshop and optimal activities in the garden during the month of May.
In May, the weather typically gets warmer and many flowers begin to bloom. We will discuss reliable varieties of warm season crops to grow in your garden. Now is the time to talk about Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Cucumbers, Melons, Squashes, Tomatillos, and Basil. Our cool evenings in the summer requires strategies to maximize microclimate and production for many warm season crops. Many of these plants require insects for pollination. You will learn about pollination, pollinator insects, and flowers that are useful for attracting these special critters. Many of these flowers have multifunctions. We will highlight edible flowers, their functions in landscapes, and recipes. The month of May provides good conditions for our cultivated plants and for weeds. This class includes a discussion on common weeds in Oregon gardens, how they propagate, and strategies to prevent these plants in your garden. If you have a pesky weed in your landscape, please send a picture and email to Marisha prior to the class.