The Right Vegetable for the Right Garden

Now that the growing season is almost upon us, have you decided what plants you want in your vegetable garden? Are they the right ones for our area? Are you planting what will do the best for our area? There are many choices out there when you visit nurseries, farm stores, or other plant outlets and we hope to help you make the right decisions.

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) will provide a informative program on April 20 from 11am – 1pm at the South Boston-Halifax County Museum located at 1540 Wilborn Avenue in South Boston. This program will help you make the right decisions about what you want to grow and can grow in your garden. We’ll give you some tips and recommendations on what you can grow in Southside Virginia, taking into account, the soil types and needs of the plants chosen. Light requirements and soil moisture retention in the garden will also be covered. We’ll have information to share on the different types of gardens that are common in our area, and some that you may want to try. It all boils down to having the right vegetable in the right garden setting to enjoy some good healthy produce on the table all summer long. Good health starts with good food. Homegrown is quality that is far superior to shipped in produce found in our grocery stores. So, if you are going to grow a garden, you want to be sure you are using the best varieties under the best conditions.

To attend this free program, please call the VCE office in Halifax at 434-476-2147 ext. 0 to register, no later than April 18, 2018.

We will have some helpful information and hints so you can plant the right choices and varieties for you and your family. Not every vegetable may fit your gardening situation. We will discuss disease resistance and insect issues with certain vegetable plants.