Growing Vegetables in Containers

May 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Willow Glen Public Library
1157 Minnesota Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara
Growing Vegetables in Containers @ Willow Glen Public Library | San Jose | California | United States

Master Gardener talk in San Jose.

Did you know that you can grow vegetables in containers year-round? Even in small spaces, you can grow your own food. Container grown vegetables can be decorative as well as good to eat. Almost any vegetable can be grown in a container if given the proper care. Eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, carrots, cucumbers and herbs do well. Santa Clara County Master Gardener Laura Monczynski will show you how, with an emphasis on vegetables you can plant now for eating all winter long. You will learn the benefits of growing in:

  • Containers
  • Kind of containers you can use, and
  • Specific requirements for soil, fertilizer, and watering

We will share our Vegetable Planting Chart to help you decide when to plant.

Presenter: UC Master Gardener & Master Composter Laura Monczynski

More about the presenter: Laura Monczynski teaches classes throughout the county in both English and Spanish. Laura has had a passion for gardening since childhood when her father gave each child a row in which to plant whatever he or she wanted. She now has an entire garden to herself! Her focus is on edible organic gardening, with twenty fruit trees, a 1,000 square foot vegetable garden, and various herbs and vegetables tucked in pots wherever she can find a little space and sun. Laura has eight compost bins, three worm bins, and is serious about Reduce-Reuse-Recycle. Her household of two only produces about half a paper grocery bag’s worth of garbage each week. She is a little bit of a scavenger and is always looking for ways to keep things out of the landfill. She travels almost exclusively by bicycle and public transportation. Please come join us for this informative presentation!

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