published Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Ooltewah Nursery offering veggie-growing workshop - March 6 & 8

If it seems like everyone has a vegetable garden but you, it could be time to jump in. The experts at Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape are offering a free seminar, How To Grow Veggies, twice this week to teach the basics of getting started.

How basic? The seminar is a primer on “what to do and how to do it,” organizers say, that goes step by step from start to finish to start a garden or improve skills.

The first session is 3:30-4:30 p.m. today, March 6; the second, 10-a.m. Saturday, March 8. Participants may attend both sessions, but the same information will be covered at each.

“March may seem a little early, but now is the time to plan and prepare for your project,” says a news release from the business at 5829 Main St. in Ooltewah.

For more information, call 423-238-9775 or visit


Here are more seminars and workshops coming up at Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape. Thursday events coincide with the weekly Farmers Market from 3 to 5 p.m. Some events require registration. Call or check the website for more information.

■ March 13: Pruning 101 with certified arborist Jonathan D. Nessle, 3 p.m.

■ March 20: Cooking With Pete: Let’s Talk Soup, 3:30 p.m.

■ March 27 and 29: Growing Blueberries & Fruit Trees, 3:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Saturday

■ April 3: Perennials with Ruth Baumgardner of Mouse Creek Nursery & Perennial Farm, 3:30 p.m.

■ April 5: New Hostas & Perennials for 2014, 1 p.m.

■ April 10 and 12: Build a Container Garden: Herbs, Veggies or Flowers, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. Saturday

■ April 17: Cooking With Pete, 3:30 p.m.

■ April 24: Tomatoes! Tomatoes! Tomatoes!, 3:30 p.m.

■ May 1: Aquatic Plants, 3:30 p.m.

■ May 8: Attracting Hummingbirds & Butterflies, 3:30 p.m.

■ May 22: Cooking With Pete, 3:30 p.m.

■ June 5: Build a Fairy Garden, 3:30 p.m.

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