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February 2020

Everything you always wanted to know about soil but were afraid to ask…

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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We’ll discuss how to tell what kind of soil you have and how it impacts your growing success--or problems! and the steps to  creating a superior garden soil with organic materials. We’ll learn about the importance of building humus, using compost and mulch and the big deal about mycorrhizae.  We’ll tackle soil tests, how to perform one and read the results,  cover types of fertilizers and compare cultivating and no till approaches in the veg garden. This is a free…

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Ask a Master Gardener at North Carroll Library

February 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carroll County Public Library North Carroll Branch, 2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074 United States
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Adults. Drop in and bring your questions about fall and winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts, and more!

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March 2020

Ask a Master Gardener at the Carroll County Extension Office

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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Drop in and bring your questions about gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts, and more!

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Project Wild Training

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Kerry Wixted from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is teaching a Project Wild Workshop at the Carroll County Extension Office on March 7, 2020 from 9:30AM to 3:30PM.  This workshop is open to everyone so feel free to pass on this information.  This one-day workshop will train educators (that’s us) to incorporate Project WILD activities into our programs. Participants will engage in fun, hands-on indoor and outdoor learning activities appropriate for K-12 students. Participants who complete the class will…

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Small Fruits for Your Home Garden

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carroll County Public Library North Carroll Branch, 2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074 United States
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Free

There is more than raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. Join Master Garden Robert Holmes to learn about the wide variety of small fruits that can be grown in your home garden.  Examples: aronia, honeyberries, elderberries and huckleberries.

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Gardening for Wildlife

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carroll County Public Library Finksburg Branch, 2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048 United States
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Free

Make your garden more interesting and beautiful by attracting wildlife. Birds, butterflies, even squirrels add an element of movement and life to your garden. Learn how to attract wildlife to your garden by providing habitats that include plants which provide food year-round in Carroll County.

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Ask a Master Gardener at the Carroll County Extension Office

March 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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Drop in and bring your questions about gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts, and more!

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Ask a Master Gardener at the Carroll County Extension Office

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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Drop in and bring your questions about gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts, and more!

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Heirloom Tomatoes

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carroll County Public Library Mt. Airy Branch, 705 Ridge Ave
Mt Airy, MD 21771 United States
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Free

You say tomato, I say Heirloom!  Join the Master Gardeners to learn about the differences between hybrid and heirloom varieties of tomatoes. Get excited about growing tomatoes that you can save seeds from and enjoy for years to come!  This class will prepare gardeners for tomato season and share an invitation and special coupon to the Master Gardener Heirloom Tomato Festival!

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Marching Onward : Ready, Set, Plant those seeds

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Carroll County Extension Office, 700 Agriculture Center Drive
Westminster, MD 21157 United States
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All about growing from seed whether direct sowing or growing transplants. How to: Read soil and prepare the soil for a seedbed. Learn the veg garden plant families and which are best for spring planting in our area— focus on cool weather vegetables.  Use a soil thermometer. How to read a seed packet and tricks and tips for seed starting before planting outdoors or in flats indoors under lights. Hardening off cool weather transplants, planting and protection from late frosts.…

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