This practical class is designed to give first-time home gardeners hands-on knowledge to successfully plant a fall veggie garden. Includes growing tips for selected vegetables that do well in this area, water needs, soil mixtures, growing seedlings, pointers for purchasing healthy starts, spacing and planting calendar, protection from pests, and the value of weekly monitoring of growth.
Master Gardener Lisa Putman and Master Gardener Kathleen Putman, “The Putnam Sisters”. Together Lisa and Kathleen have been teaching about gardening at Lyngso, San Mateo County Fair, and Garden Clubs for the last 12 years.
Lisa Putnam has a BS in Agricultural Economics from UC Davis and also studied nutrition science at Davis. She currently operates a small sustainable organic farm in Woodside and Portola Valley and is a UC Master Gardener and Master Composter. Lisa’s passion is soil and compost.
Kathleen Putnam is a professional organic vegetable gardener serving the Mid-Peninsula and is an ISA Certified Arborist. Kathleen has a degree in Environmental Horticulture from City College of San Francisco and is a UC Master Gardener. Kathleen’s passion is fruit trees and soil.