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Gardening Seminars

master gardener seminar

Join us for one or more of these FREE live sessions... and get a FREE bag of soil!

The master gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension are back at CountryMax Stores. We’ve already held several informative seminars, and there are more on the way. Below you’ll find the next scheduled seminars in Monroe, Onondaga and Cortland counties.

All seminars are FREE, and each registrant will receive a FREE bag of soil from our seminar sponsor, Coast of Maine®. Space is limited, so register today.

Raised Bed Gardening

Let’s focus on the key steps to ensure a successful vegetable garden. We’ll cover planting and harvesting techniques, advantages of raised bed gardening and the top 10 vegetables for home gardening.

Thursday, April 18, 5:30pm
Spencerport CountryMax

Each attendee receives a free bag of Coast of Maine® Castine Blend Organic Raised Bed Mix 1cu.ft.

Soils to Seeds:

Your Whole Garden

Four master gardeners from the CCE of Cortland County will each give 30-minute segments focusing on key aspects of your garden. Topics include soil, container gardening, companion planting and seed selection. Learn tips and tricks for a fantastic flower and/or vegetable garden this summer!

Saturday, April 20, 10am to 12pm

Cortland CountryMax

Each attendee receives a free bag of Coast of Maine®  Tomatoes & Vegetables Soil, 20 Qt.

Companion Planting 

The advantages and how-to’s of combining vegetables, herbs and flowers in your home garden, using this organic method of gardening.

Tuesday, May 7, 5:30pm 
Baldwinsville CountryMax

Each attendee receives a free bag of Coast of Maine®  Tomatoes & Vegetables Soil, 20 Qt.

Invasive Plants

What is an invasive plant? Which invasives are you likely to find in your garden as weeds…and how can you control them? We’ll share New York State’s regulations for invasives, and suggestions for replacing them with native plants.  

Sunday, May 19, 10am

Henrietta CountryMax

Each attendee receives a free bag of Coast of Maine®  Indoor Houseplant Potting Mix 8qt.

Growing Tomatoes          

There are more than 75 types of tomatoes, the edible berry of Solanum Lycopersicum. Learn which tomatoes grow best in our region, and how to keep them healthy. Whether you’re making salad or sauce, this seminar will be a huge help.

Tuesday, May 21, 5:30pm

Brockport CountryMax

Each attendee receives a free bag of Coast of Maine®  Tomatoes & Vegetables Soil, 20 Qt.

Bulbs

Most summer-blooming bulbs can be planted in late May. We’ll share how best to dig the hole, keep small animals away, and mulch properly. You could see sprouts in as little as 2 to 3 weeks.

Thursday, May 30, 5:30pm

Webster CountryMax

Each attendee receives a free bag of Coast of Maine®  Quoddy Compost with Lobster & Crab 1 cu.ft.

This season, we’re proud to have Coast of Maine® as a sponsor for our seminar series. Coast of Maine Organic Products was founded in 1996 with the simple idea that a healthy planet needs healthy soil to sustain life. From this idea, a love of gardening and a commitment to sustainable practices, Coast of Maine Organic Products has grown to offer some of the most unique and effective organic soil amendments and mulch available

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