In The Garden: End of May

We are at the crux and our gardening success relies upon the next couple of weeks. Tempt fate. Direct seed: Beans, corn, all squash & zucchini, cucumbers, basil, chard, all annual herbs Second (or third) succession seedings: Lettuce, carrot, beet, radish, spinach, kale Begin to harden off warm season seedlings: Tomato, pepper, tomatillo, eggplant. Additionally (if started indoors): squash, zucchini, cucumber, basil, and any of the broccoli family Frankly, this has been an exceptionally odd year. And the most concise gardening advice might simply be: if you have seeds then put them in the soil, if you have seedlings then start to harden them off. If you have questions about specific crops the

Grow a Seed Saving Garden

Three Simple Steps to a Successful Seed Saving Garden Saturday, June 1st. 10 AM - 11:30 AM. At O'Hara Commons An engaging, interactive workshop on saving seeds, designed with both the novice and seasoned gardener in mind. Come learn how to get started, be successful, and why saving seeds is a gift to you, your family and your community! O'Hara is lucky enough to have Robin Kelson joining us. She is the owner of the Good Seed Company, an heirloom seed company based in Whitefish, MT and is dedicated to re-establishing the community practice of selecting, saving and sharing seeds for common use. An avid gardener, biochemist and attorney, Robin has a deep curiosity in human vitality and resili

The Bitterroot to Bannack

“whereas a diary or personal journal records your feelings toward yourself and others, a nature journal primarily records your responses to and reflections about the world of nature around you.” Clare Leslie Walker "diurnal, nocturnal, shorebirds, waders, spinners, predators, prey, seed eaters, nectar specialists and a bunch of mammals in between. The diversity of life is most remarkable." Samantha O'Byrne on the loveliness of the Big Hole, Montana Sunday, May 26th This day will be exceptionally special. We are filling a few vehicles and taking a full day to explore the flora and fauna between the Bitterroot Valley and Bannack State Park. This trip is epic, and not for the faint of heart. Th

Seedling & Plant Exchange

We invite you to join us: May 18th, Saturday. 10 AM until 11:30 AM Save those perennials you have divided this spring and all of your remaining seedlings for this Plant Exchange. Really, you can bring any garden related items: tools, books, a hat that doesn't fit, houseplants, etc. Open to All! Label your plants and seedlings and trade with other gardeners. This is a great way to both diversify your garden and save your plants from the compost pile. At the end of the event you may leave your extra plants for new gardeners or those who may not have plants to exchange. Questions?

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