Get Those Cool Season Veggies Off to a Great Start

This year could be the biggest year for vegetable gardening since the "Victory Gardens" of the 1940's. Anyone who has lived in the Pikes Peak region knows how challenging this climate can be. To assist the gardeners in their quest to grow great veggies, Pikes Peak Urban Gardens is offering a series of garden classes. Our next class is in April and all are welcome but you must register on line (see below). The cost is a donation of $1 and any extra donations will be appreciated and used to help build future community gardens in our area. PPUG is a nonprofit and your contribution is tax deductible.

This class is a must for the gardener that wants to get off to a good start. You will learn what you need to be doing in the month of April. If you want great onions, carrots, spinach, lettuce, peas, broccoli, kale, chard and collards then this class is for you! Larry Stebbins, director of PPUG, botanist, and life long organic gardener will be the presenter. Through the use of many photos, video clips and lively discussions, Larry will share his tips, secrets and suggestions so anyone can be a successful gardener.

Here is the information:
Saturday, April 10, 2010
10 AM - 11:30 AM
All welcome but you must register on line at:
Cost: $1 per participant, pay at the door
Galileo School Auditorium, 1600 N. Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
We have seating for 350 so please register early to reserve you space.

Phelan Gardens, located at 4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, will be sponsoring our April event and will be bringing in our favorite onion plants to sell. The cost will be no more than $4.50 per bunch of 60. That is half the cost of the catalogs. Bring some spare change to buy a bunch or two. Mix and match varieties with your friends.

If you have to cancel please let us know so we can open up a spot. For cancellations only e-mail Larry at:

Thanks and hope to see you there! Happy Gardening!

Sweet Yellow Candy and Red Bull onions grow big when planted in mid-April

Premium Crop broccoli ready for picking in late June.

Sugar Ann Snap peas are best planted in the early spring for a June harvest.

Giant Noble spinach grows best in the cool spring days.

Little Caesar romaine lettuce and mixed leaf lettuces like cool weather and rich, well drained soil.

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Comment by Katy Booth on March 25, 2010 at 8:53am
This is great stuff, Larry -- thanks for posting!
Comment by Theresa Hazelton on March 24, 2010 at 2:54pm
I just signed up for this! Super excited! Glad I found it on here!
Comment by Bob Stephens on March 24, 2010 at 12:35pm
Thanks for the info, Larry, and I'm sure I speak for many others. Have fun with the class next month!


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