Learn how to grow a pumpkin patch! Come help us plant our pumpkin patch and learn how to plant your own pumpkin seedling and care for it.
Everyone will leave with a pumpkin seedling to plant in their own garden at home. Plan to come back in September when we will pick our pumpkins, measure them and give everyone seeds to save over the winter and plant next year.
We will also play with a worm bin and learn why worms are so important to our gardens. This session is being led by NH Master Gardener Leslie Stevens.
Please call 603-742-2002 to register your family.
About the Family Gardening Series:
Learn how to grow and harvest your own fruits and vegetables. UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Leslie Stevens, owner of Sidewalk Farms, will present free workshops on the third Saturday of the month at 10:15 am in the Children’s Museum raised bed gardens. This is a FREE program thanks to sponsorship by Stonyfield, but pre-registration is requested in order to have enough materials for all participants.
Saturday, June 20 at 10:15 am – Perfect tomatoes! Learn everything you need to know about growing the perfect tomato and help us plant tomatoes in the Museum garden. We will also sample some vegetables growing in the garden including strawberries, lettuce, radishes, spinach and kale. Max the bunny will be visiting, too.
Saturday, July 11 at 10:15 am – Grow magic beans in a jar! It’s not too late to plant edible veggies in your garden. Join us to plant some magic beans in a jar and take them home to watch them sprout. The bean plants can even be planted in your garden for harvest in early September once they have grown leaves. Every family leaves with a jar full of magic beans just waiting to grow. We will sample vegetables from the garden, look at good and bad bugs on our plants and pet a chicken.
Saturday, September 19 at 10:15 am – Weigh + measure pumpkins! It’s harvest season and our pumpkins will be ready for picking. Join us to pick a pumpkin and measure and weigh it. Everyone can take a few seeds home from our pumpkins to save for next year. We will also snack out of the garden, talk about harvesting and putting our gardens to bed for the winter, and every family will take home a pumpkin and some produce from the garden. We will also have some worms to add to the gardens for the winter to help keep our gardens healthy.
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire Family Gardening Series
6 Washington Street, Dover NH 603-742-2002
Saturday, May 16, 2015; 10:15am – 11:00