All gardeners may be interested in joining Linda Gilkeson's list.
Find out more information on her website http://www.lindagilkeson.ca/index.html
Here are some new gardener resources that she recently shared . . .
Vancouver Master Gardeners continue to offer gardening help: Email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org or call their Plant Information Line at 604-257-8662
You may leave a message at any time and a Master Gardener will contact you. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vancouvermastergardeners/
Online Vegetable Gardening Courses
With thanks to the sponsoring organizations I have made my Year Round Harvest gardening course slides free to the public. On my web site: http://www.lindagilkeson.ca/index.html go to ‘Course Login’ on the menu.
Use password: honeycrisp to see monthly presentations from the 10-month Year Round Harvest course (a new module will be put up each month until October)
Use password: mgbasic to see a 2-part set of slides for a vegetable growing workshop prepared for BC Master Gardeners.
Also, from my home page you can print a planting chart that shows when to sow seeds for crops that are harvested all winter. Put the chart on your fridge to remind you when to sow various crops over the summer.
Oregon State University Master Gardeners offers online gardening courses and until the end of April their vegetable gardening course is free to the public:
Read the latest news and updates on Japanese beetle, it's good news.
· In 2019 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) detected an 86% reduction in Japanese Beetles in Vancouver compared to 2018.
· Similar to 2018, most (91.9%) of the Japanese beetles were caught in False Creek’s David Lam Park suggesting the incursion is still very centralized to this area.
· CFIA detected four Japanese beetles in traps outside of the regulated area and two beetles outside the treatment area, but still within the regulated area.