Most of the country has begun to feel the effects of winter. In San Diego, we are lucky to have beautiful sunny days with intermittent rain to water our gardens. 2016 brings plenty of opportunity to start a garden for the first time, plan your spring garden or meet fellow gardeners at some of this months exciting events.
Our fall garden has yet to yield a sizable harvest but our mailbox is bursting with seed catalogs for the New Year so our time can be dedicated to planning what unique and exciting heirloom vegetable seedlings we will be offering this Spring.
Monday, January 4th – The San Diego Mycological Society hosts Pat Nolan who will be speaking about fungi and plant pathogens. Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado, Rm. 101
Saturday, January 9th – Get tips on pruning your fruit trees just in time for new growth at the South Bay Botanic Garden. Suggested donation $3
Monday, January 11th – Come hear Michael Buckner speak about Contemporary, Expressive and Sustainable Southwestern Gardens at the SD Horticultural Society monthly meeting. Guests are $15
Monday, January 11th – Jeff Harms will be lecturing on Planting for Pollinators at The San Diego Beekeeping Society monthly meeting. Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado, Rm. 101
Wednesday, Januray 13th – The Point Loma Garden Club is hosting Eric Mueller of Mueller’s Mushrooms who will lecture on growing mushrooms in your own home.
Saturday, January 16th – Learn how to plant your own Living Wall at the San Diego Botanic Garden. $70 material fee
Saturday, January 23rd – Get hands on experience with season extending tools and often overlooked but necessary cover crops at Olivewood Gardens.
Sunday, January 31st – Lovers of all things fermented the San Diego Fermentation Festival takes place at Coastal Roots Farm.
I hope this year brings you much luck and happiness in the garden!