Future Proof Your Vegetable Garden: Improve Soil Health for Drought Resiliency Oct 6 - Felton
Date: October 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz
Location: Quail Hollow Ranch
"We owe our existence to a 6-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains."
Health soil is the foundation of a product, thriving garden. Did you know fall is the perfect time to improve soil fertility for next year's harvest and that well-planned soil management increases drought resiliency, reduces weed pressure and sequesters carbon?
UC Master Gardener Delise Weir will show you how to improve soil health in your vegetable beds to absorb and maintain water while improving drainage.
Learn how low-till gardening techniques provide optimal conditions for enhancing and sustaining biotic life in the soil, making essential nutrients more biologically available. Cover crops will also be discussed; why they are important, which to use for your particular needs and how to deal with them once they're grown.