Mark your calendar: WSU Master Gardener online workshops for September
Tuesdays at noon and Wednesdays at 6 p.m., the Cowlitz County WSU Master Gardeners present free weekly programs online. It is not necessary to register for events, but a Zoom account is required.
Those interested in participating by computer can go online at wsu.Zoom.us/j/7756056320 and use meeting ID 7756056320 and password 12345.
To reach you by phone, call 253-215-8782 and enter 7756056320, followed by the pound sign.
For assistance, contact Gary Fredricks at email@example.com or 360-577-3014, ext. 3.
The workshops are sponsored by Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners.
How to plant trees and shrubs at noon on October 5
WSU Master Gardener Adam Weeks will provide the right techniques for planting trees and shrubs. Learn tips on where to plant to keep plants healthy.
How to sharpen your tools at 6 p.m. on October 6
WSU Master Gardener Jerry Winchell will show you how to clean and sharpen tools before putting them away for the winter, so they’re ready in the spring. He will also share tips on storing other gardening tools.
Plant bulbs at noon on October 12
WSU Master Gardener Tracy Morgan will explain how to start planting bulbs, when to plant, and how to take care of the plants so that they come back every year.
Vermicomposting at 6 p.m. on October 13
WSU Master Gardener Art Fuller will describe how to use worms to recycle food waste and create a good soil amendment for gardens. Learn the process in which red worms and microorganisms are used to convert waste from kitchen fruits and vegetables, such as peelings, into nutrient-rich foods. humus compost – “black gold”. Fertilizer and soil conditioner will make garden plants healthier and more productive. The workshop is free, but participants can also purchase a simple composting kit for $ 30. The kit contains everything a person would need to start their vermiculture experience, including worms. The kit also includes an exclusive link to an informative presentation on vermicomposting followed by step-by-step video instructions for building a bin. To register or purchase, go online at ticketsource.us/wsu-exten sion-master-gardeners. Bin pickup will be in Longview on October 11 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Evaluate the mason
6 p.m. on October 14
Billie Bevers, Master Gardener at Washington State University, will present a workshop on how to assess mason bee cocoons for disease. In spring and summer, other bees, diseases and pests can invade mason honeycombs. Learn how to identify if a mason bee cocoon is still viable and how to reduce disease. The program is sponsored by Washington State University Extension.
Selection of drought tolerant plants at noon on October 19
The plants continue to suffer from heat and lack of moisture every summer. WSU Master Gardener Alice Slusher will describe how to select more drought tolerant plants and provide tips to consider when purchasing plants for a landscape.
Plant multiplication at 6 p.m. on October 20
WSU Master Gardener Roxanne Nakamura will present different techniques used to produce new plants from existing plants. Learn how to successfully generate new shrubs from those found in area gardens.
Make a rain garden at noon on October 26
If your landscape suffers from being too soggy, WSU Expansion Coordinator Gary Fredricks will discuss an eco-friendly way to create an oasis of native plants that soak up extra rainwater. Learn how and where to place the garden, how to build it, and which plants to consider.
Spice of Life (herb cultivation) at 6 p.m. on October 27
WSU Master Gardener Carolyn Winchell will demonstrate how to plant, grow and harvest the most popular herbs from a garden. What to do with the herbs after harvest will be discussed and will include things like keeping, storing, and easy use of the herbs.