Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return in February

Extension’s Feb. 1 Gardening in Nevada class will focus on selecting and growing fruit trees, such as Fellenberg plum trees, in northern Nevada.

Extension’s Feb. 1 Gardening in Nevada course will target on selecting and increasing fruit trees, this sort of as Fellenberg plum trees, in northern Nevada.

College of Nevada, Reno Extension and their certified Grasp Gardeners give “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Sequence.”
The sequence is for any person who wishes to backyard garden – those with massive yards, modest yards, or just patio or balcony room. These lessons, supplied in partnership with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open up Space, are absolutely free and operate 6-8 p.m., every Tuesday, Feb. 1–March 29, at Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Highway in Reno.
“The classes, which fluctuate by yr according to the desires of the regional group, provide the why’s and how’s from men and women who live, improve and harvest in our northern Nevada place,” said Rachel McClure, Learn Gardener coordinator for Extension in Washoe County.
The lessons are taught by certified Extension Learn Gardener volunteers who have working experience dwelling and gardening in northern Nevada. Worldwide Culture of Arboriculture continuing education and learning units may possibly be readily available for some courses. Courses consist of:
Feb. 1: Fruit Tree Collection — Extension Learn Gardener and retired qualified arborist Michael Janik will go over fruit tree needs in northern Nevada, which include soil, USDA zones, chill hours, watering and pest management.  He will also chat about fruit versions he has grown and is currently developing to ascertain suitability for our local climate.
Feb. 8: Commencing Vegetation From Seeds — Washoe County Learn Gardener Coordinator Rachel McClure will go over seed starting journeys for early and late- time seed starting, which include how and when to start seeds indoors for the quick northern Nevada developing season.
Feb. 15: Downsizing Your Landscape — Have your backyard garden tastes changed? Does your landscape will need updating? Extension Learn Gardener Rod Haulenbeek will support guidebook attendees on the subsequent actions of their gardening journeys.
Feb. 22: Moon Folklore and Gardening — Extension Learn Gardeners Shari Elena Quinn and Linda Fulton will converse about folklore gardening as it relates to the upcoming 12 months of the moon’s phases. This presentation will consist of moon terminology, descriptions of every monthly moon, how the moons received their names, and folklore beliefs connected to the very best times for planting and harvesting.
March 1: Pruning & Instruction Fruit Trees — Extension Learn Gardener and retired qualified arborist Michael Janik will present fruit tree pruning essentials and how trees react to pruning. He will evaluation size management employing appropriate rootstocks, how appropriate early instruction will lower the have to have for pruning as the tree matures, and when to prune. He will also give action-by-action guidance for schooling fruit trees as central leaders, open center and espaliers.
March 8: Perennials in the Backyard — Extension Learn Gardener Georgette Porter will talk about how to have perennial flowers in dwelling gardens calendar year after calendar year. From the widespread to the surprising, she will discuss about the benefits of planting perennials in our substantial-desert atmosphere.
March 15: The Wonderful Environment of Honey Bees — Buzzing with bee information and facts, Extension Grasp Gardeners Jackie Sandage and Linda Groves will talk about many aspects of beekeeping in northern Nevada.
March 22: Landscape Structure — Have you a short while ago moved to a dwelling with an present back garden, or are you hunting to rehabilitate the a person you previously have? This system may possibly aid attendees method design tips in a new way. Extension Master Gardener Melinda Gustin, of the American Culture of Landscape Architects, will share ways to consider to enable update fatigued landscapes.
March 29: Effective Vegetable Gardening —Extension Grasp Gardener Randy Robison will share his secrets to harvesting plentiful, award-winning create from in-ground and lifted garden beds in our large-desert climate. He will share info about amending the soil to assistance vegetation thrive, the great importance of crop rotation, procedures to boost yields, companion planting rewards and how to discourage unwanted pests.                                                                          
Registration for the collection can be performed on the net at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gardening-in-nevada-the-bartley-ranch-series-2022-tickets-238589306037.
For additional facts on “Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Sequence,” or for standard horticultural inquiries, get in touch with Extension at 775-784-4848 or go to extension.unr.edu. Persons in need of unique lodging or aid ought to simply call or notify Paul Lessick, civil rights and compliance coordinator, at plessick@unr.edu or 702-257-5577 at least three days prior to the scheduled function.

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