Garden Talk: Growing Carrots and Radishes in Pots with Joanna Wilke [VIRTUAL]
Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.Free
Carrots and radishes are colourful, rewarding crops to grow in the spring and are perfect for apartment balconies or patios. Both often appear on “easy to grow from seed” lists, but for many gardeners, this isn’t the case, and they give up in frustration as they continually pull up underdeveloped roots or roots infested with bugs. Nibbles from rodents and squirrels are another common misery. And why won’t radishes grow in summer? Join urban gardener Joanna Wilke as we investigate the roots of these growing issues and look into some solutions to get you to that amazingly crunchy and delicious carrot and radish harvest. For those of you who think you don’t like radishes, she may be able to change your mind!
You’ll need a computer, smartphone, or tablet to join this virtual session, which will be held on Zoom.
Witnessing first-hand her grandparents’ passion for gardening, growing their food and resourcefulness, Joanna Wilke formed a natural affinity to foraging, gardening and cooking from a young age. These have proven to be a lasting source of pleasure and relaxation throughout her life and have woven together with a career in music and teaching. Homeschooling her own three children for eight years, aiding her in curriculum planning when she developed a gardening and nutrition program at a local elementary school. Alongside teaching music and the Garden Buddy Program, Joanna teaches online gardening and nutrition classes entitled Gardening and Cooking in Season through the B.C. Brain Wellness Program at UBC. She and her family enjoy hundreds of kilos of fresh produce each year grown on their 33’ x 122’ Vancouver lot.
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