Linebaugh Public Library will play host to The Rutherford County Master Gardeners for a series of classes.
The classes are the first Saturday of each month, beginning with Feb. 2, at 9 a.m. in the library Board Room on the second floor. This series is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated either online at www.rclstn.org/calendar or by visiting the front desk at Linebaugh.
These classes are intended for the beginning gardener and for those who would like tips or additional information. If you are interested in in-depth gardening, consider Master Gardener’s Basic Class or Master Gardener Certification.
Here are the topics for 2019:
February 2: Garden Planning and Prep. Killing off turf, starting seeds, spacing, and crop rotation.
March 2: Planting for Pollinators. Plants that attract pollinators, which plants attract which pollinators.
April 6: Herbs and Creating Container Gardens. Using and designing containers, growing herbs.
May 4: Growing Vegetables. How to grow vegetables, when to plant, spacing, etc.
June 1: Planting in Sun and Shade. Flowers, ferns, succulents, and more. What requirements do they have and proper placement?
July 6: The Good and the Bad of Gardening. Pests and Diseases, Weeds.
August 3: Keep your Garden Going. Deadheading and garden ‘housekeeping’ to prolong the beauty.
September 7: Fall Gardening -- It's Not Over Yet! What to plant- cool season crops and fall flowers/spring bulbs to plant now.
October 5: Soils 101. Taking a soil test, amending soil, composting.
November 2: Becoming a Master Gardener Open House. Come see what being a Master Gardener is all about! Applications will be available and MGs will be on site to answer any questions!
Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Smyrna Public Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Rd. West in Smyrna. Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library is located at 317 Hwy 99E in Eagleville. MGL Library is located inside Patterson Park Community Center at 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro. The Technology Engagement Center is located at 306 Minerva Drive. Explore, Imagine, Engage through RCLS. For more information, call 615-893-4131 or visit www.rclstn.org.