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Garden Planning class
This Saturday, November 19, Ogden, Utah
What a great time of year to learn about garden planning! Prepare for next year before you are in the middle of the garden season and everything else going on in the spring and summer. Seed catalogs can be browsed over the winter – but don’t wait too long before deciding what you want to grow and where.
What will likely be the last two Wild Herb Walks of the year are scheduled.
Register for one or both!
Cache Valley, Saturday, October 8, 9 a.m. – noon Still have some openings. If there are not at least 10 attending this event will be canceled. (We’ll try again in the spring).
Salt Lake City area (East side), Saturday, October 15, 9 a.m. – noon.
Please only register if you are sure you will be able to attend. Attendance is limited to about 15 so that everyone can get the most out of it.
If not enough are registered the event will be canceled and any who registered will receive a full refund. Please feel free to share this information.
Once you register I will send you exact directions.
Anyone old enough to listen is welcome to attend.
$25/person and bring a friend for free.
Have you been waiting for a wild herb walk?
We plan to have two more walks before the end of the season. Weather permitting: Saturdays, October 8 and October 15.
I would like your feedback to find out the general areas you would like to walk (city or part of a county).
The plan is for Saturday mornings about 9 lasting until about 12 noon.
After getting some feedback we will schedule the walks, releasing the general area. Once you have paid for your walk we will give you directions where to meet. The walks are limited to 15 people to give everyone the best experience.
Age limit: Old enough to listen
Cost: $25/person and bring a friend for free.
Bring a camera, notepad, and any supplies like a water bottle, insect repellent, etc.
Please comment with your first and second choices by commenting below this post, commenting on this post on Facebook page, or contact me through this website.
Do you know what edible landscaping is? It may be obvious that edible landscaping involves growing edible plants in the landscape. Edible landscaping does not necessarily involve planting in the traditional sense where vegetables are planted in a garden spot or fruit trees are planted in a small orchard. Fruits, vegetables, and herbs including some less familiar plants can contribute to an attractive landscape and also provide sources of food. Edible plants can be used as groundcovers, shrubs, trees, perennials, annuals, vines. Some edibles can successfully be grown as houseplants. Gardening in containers is especially nice if you live in a climate where certain plants will not survive outdoors or if you do not have a garden spot. Why not grow plants that are attractive and can help feed you and your family? Use the Search in the upper left of this page for more information about edible landscaping. Be sure to check my calendar for upcoming events or contact me to schedule your own.
Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. there will be a Wild Herb Walk in the Salt Lake City area. $25/person and bring a friend for free.
Once you contact me to register I will let you know where we will be meeting. I keep the groups small enough so everyone can benefit the most so I need to know how many to expect.
You can register through PayPal if you’d like by sending payment to email@example.com. Please include a note with the date of the herb walk.
You can also register by contacting me and paying at the beginning of the walk.
Books as available are sold at a discounted price to those attending our events.
It is recommend that you bring a notebook, camera, bottled water, and insect repellent.
If you cannot make it to a scheduled walk or you would like to arrange one for a certain area please let me know.
This is what is on the May/June schedule so far. Please check my calendar for updates.
May 28, 10 a.m – 6 p.m., Boutique in Farmington, Utah. A wide variety of vendors including me. I will have my books, herb plants, gardening tools, and canning funnels available.
June 4, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., Join me on Joy In Your Garden with Joy Bossi, 1430 AM, KLO, Salt Lake City, Utah
June 25, Natural Living Conference, Davis Conference Center, Layton, Utah. I will be teaching and have a booth with my books, herb plants, etc
I still have some spots available for private classes in case you would like to schedule a class with family, friends, neighbors, etc.
Oh No! I didn’t get my garden planted!
Has this ever happened to you? You can still get a harvest with a late start to garden planting.
Maybe life got in the way or the weather wasn’t cooperative or you moved. Whatever the reason sometimes we don’t get things planted as we planned.
For the first time this year that has happened to me.
So, what do you do?
- It’s not too late for some vegetables. In my area and many others it is not too late to plant warm season crops so I will be planting today. Check this blog post to get an idea of when to plant what. First I will check the weather report. Since it is past mid May normally the weather is regularly warm enough that squash, tomatoes, and peppers will be fine. I always check the seven day forecast first just to see what is expected. After planting I check every day in case of expected low temperatures (anything under 40 F), hail, snow, etc. I did get some tomatoes started from seed so I have those ready for planting.
- Plan for fall. Cool season crops such as spinach, lettuce, and cilantro can be planted again in later summer as weather begins to cool. You may get by planting these now in a spot of shade. Why not give it a shot? You’ll be out just a few seeds and a little time.
- Plan ahead in case this happens again. I would recommend this even if you are sure you will get everything planted in a timely matter. I certainly did not expect that I would not get my early vegetables in. Even though I did not get anything planted I had plenty in my yard for harvesting. I had planted perennial herbs and vegetables plus had a few “weeds” that could be harvested: lovage, sorrel, lemon balm, mint, multiplier onions, dandelion, mallow, plantain. I also had annuals that reseed themselves including miner’s lettuce. The kale that I had planted 3 years ago and let reseed has reseeded since. I have a variety of fruits including currants, rhubarb, goji berry which produce earlier in the season.
- Grow edible houseplants. My houseplants include a pepper, herbs, and citrus trees.
- Don’t forget sprouting and/or micro greens to add some home grown freshness to your meals.
Wild Herb Walk
Where: Bountiful, Utah area
When: Thursday, April 28, 9 a.m. – about 11 a.m.
What:You will learn about plant identification, edible use, and medicinal use
Limited number of slots available.
Hosted by Beuna Tomalino, Horticulturalist and Garden Coach
We will be walking on a paved route and also a hiking trail (not strenuous)
It is suggested that you bring a camera (phone camera is fine) and a notebook. You may also want to bring a jacket and/or an umbrella.
$25/person and bring one friend for free. Please let mew know whether or not you are bringing a second person.
After registering I will contact you with location information.If you do not hear from me please send me an email with “Herb Walk” in the subject.
You will receive exact directions after payment. If you do not, please email me (“herb walk” in the subject or text.
Non refundable. If you cannot make it send a friend in your place.
If there is a downpour or it is snowing this walk will be rescheduled but please contact me since the weather may be different where you are than where we are walking.
Text or voice 801-520-3293