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Gardeners group to meet

By Staff | Apr 15, 2016

The first GEG Meeting of 2016 will be April 16 at 9 a.m. at Hill’s Farm Fresh Produce, the farm that produces for the Charles Town Fruit and Veggie Wagon. The discussion will focus on “Seeds and Seedlings: How we start our seeds and grow our seedlings.”

There will also be a quick primer on the greenhouse and high tunnel ecosystems, from how they are builtand maintained to the benefits of their use as a produce and flower grower. This year the farm began grafting five varieties of tomato plants and one variety of bell pepper. These and many other plants will be available to those who like to start the garden early.

Meetings are open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring plants or seeds to share. Bring a chair and a dish to share. GEG provides coffee.

For more information and directions, check www.g-e-g.org/ or call Carole Brooks 304 876 1761.

GEG is an informal network of avid gardeners from Jefferson, Morgan and Berkeley counties and the nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia. Their purpose is to bring together people who share an interest in the practical, hands-on challenges and pleasures of gardening. Members are young and old; men and women; retired and working people; professional gardeners, master gardeners and beginners. The gardening interests are just as diverse: wildflowers to roses, fruit trees to mushrooms, water gardening to Xeriscaping.

GEG members share information, resources, expertise, labor, plants and experiences through monthly meetings, garden visits and special events. They meet at 9 a.m., usuallyon the third Saturday of the month, April through October.