Rita’s Roots Fall 2019 Schedule

Gardening Classes

August

Fall + Winter Gardening Registration

8/17 Saturday 10am-11am  ~ Vegetable Gardening 101 ~ Charleston Horticultural Society  SOLD OUT!

September

9/7 Saturday 10am – 11:30am  Local Works @ 1630 B Meeting Street Charleston SC 29405

~ Fall Organic Vegetable Gardening ~ My favorite time to garden!! Did you know we can grow throughout the ENTIRE Fall and Winter here in the Lowcountry?? This class is designed for those gardeners that want to hone their Fall gardening skills. Topics include: Amending the soil before fall planting, an in-depth look at the veggies that are specific to Fall and Winter growing and should only be planted at that time – onions, garlic, strawberries, collards, brussels, celery, fennel, spinach; fall pests + disease management, frost and freeze protection and more. Gardeners will be given a Fall planting calendar and be instructed on how to grow an amazing Fall + Winter crop! Previous gardening experience recommended, but not essential. We will go over briefly how to set up a garden, but not in as much detail as the 101 class. Time for questions at the end.  Class taught by Rita Bachmann of Rita’s Roots Backyard Harvest.

9/12 Thursday 6pm – 7:30 ~ Haegur Plant Shop 1102 King Street Charleston, SC 29405

~ Organic Vegetable Gardening 101 ~ Learn the ins and outs of setting up an organic vegetable garden for the Fall season with Rita Bachmann of Rita’s Roots Backyard Harvest. Site selection, soil + lumber selection, planting calendar, proper transplanting and direct seeding techniques, watering, fertilizing, pest management and more!  Participants will be given a Fall planting calendar and there will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

9/14 Saturday 10am – 11:30am  Local Works @ 1630 B Meeting Street Charleston SC 29405

~ Fall Organic Vegetable Gardening ~ My favorite time to garden!! Did you know we can grow throughout the ENTIRE Fall and Winter here in the Lowcountry?? This class is designed for those gardeners that want to hone their Fall gardening skills. Topics include: Amending the soil before fall planting, an in-depth look at the veggies that are specific to Fall and Winter growing and should only be planted at that time – onions, garlic, strawberries, collards, brussels, celery, fennel, spinach; fall pests + disease management, frost and freeze protection and more. Gardeners will be given a Fall planting calendar and be instructed on how to grow an amazing Fall + Winter crop! Previous gardening experience recommended, but not essential. We will go over briefly how to set up a garden, but not in as much detail as the 101 class. Time for questions at the end.  Class taught by Rita Bachmann of Rita’s Roots Backyard Harvest.

Fall Plant, Seed + Supply Sales

9/21 Saturday 10am – 1pm Fall Plant Sale #1 The Big One!  (Rain date 9/28)

~ The Container Garten 1630-D Meeting Street Charleston SC 29405

~ Our planting calendar has narrow windows in the Lowcountry.  The Fall Plant Sale #1 is timed just right for you to purchase all of the seasonally appropriate plants, seeds and tubers to plant end of September/beginning of October.  We will have soils, compost, fertilizers and other supplies necessary to get your garden prepped.  All Rita’s Roots Approved!  Fall plants include Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, Lettuces, Roots, Greens, Brussels Sprouts, Fennel, Flowers, Herbs and so much more!

10/19 Saturday 10am – 12pm Fall Plant Sale #2 The Really Cool Weather Lovers + STRAWBERRIES!

~ The Container Garten 1630-D Meeting Street Charleston SC 29405

~ Our planting calendar has narrow windows in the Lowcountry.  The Fall Plant Sale #2 is timed just right for you to purchase all of the seasonally appropriate plants that need a bit cooler temperatures than the first round.  These include strawberries, spinach, cilantro, brassicas and a second round of lettuces.  Other misc plants will be available to fill in gaps in your garden and get it fully planted before the temperatures really cool.

2020 Garden Growers Club Membership Launch

November 1 – November 30 ~ Early Bird Pricing $180 for the entire year of 2020!

Our Garden Growers Club inaugural year has been a HUGE HIT with our clients.  Both experienced and novice gardeners have been supplied with Lowcountry Organic Vegetable Gardening planting charts, to-do lists, growing tips, insect alerts, drought warnings, recipes, videos and more! every two weeks for the entire year.  Those that have followed along have grown a great first-year garden, or increased yields from previous years.  Feedback was INCREDIBLY POSITIVE! 

Plus ~ Member discounts on sales and classes! Q + A with master vegetable gardener Rita Bachmann.  Frost and Freeze Alerts!

JOIN US IN 2020!

December 1 – February 28 – Garden Growers Club REGULAR PRICING ~ $240/year

Join Early to SAVE BIG!

January 15 – 1st Garden Growers Club Issue! Garden Planning for 2020

Rita’s Roots Spring 2019 Schedule

January

Spring + Summer Garden Guidance Registration

Garden Class Registration

GARDEN GROWERS CLUB LAUNCH!!!  Sign up here for Class + Plant Sale Discounts!!

February

2~9~19 *Saturday* 10am – 12pm CLASS:  Organic Vegetable Gardening 101 ~ Local Works + The Container Garten

Organic Vegetable Gardening 101 ~~~ Learn the ins and outs of setting up an organic vegetable garden for the Spring season with Rita Bachmann of Rita’s Roots Backyard Harvest. Site selection, soil + lumber selection, planting calendar, proper transplanting and direct seeding techniques, watering, fertilizing, pest management and more! After the presentation indoors, weather permitting, we will head outdoors to the Container Garten to get our hands in the soil. Hats, water bottles, and notebooks strongly encouraged! Participants will have the opportunity to purchase garden prep materials from the pop-up shop and be on the invite list for the Spring Garden Transplant Sales to be held in Feb, March and April.  Class size limited to 15 people.

2~18~19 Lowcountry Cool Season Garden Guidance Planting Begins

2~23~19 *Saturday* 10am – 12pm CLASS:  Advanced Techniques for the Organic Vegetable Garden ~ Local Works and The Container Garten

Advanced Techniques for the Organic Vegetable Garden ~~~ Feeling good about the basics, but needing some specific pointers on the tricky plants in the garden? We will dive into disease identification and prevention, pest ID and management, tomato care, getting your squash to produce, beneficial soil microbes, managing nematodes, foliar and supplemental fertilization and a host of other specifics in the Lowcountry Garden.  Class taught by Rita Bachmann of Rita’s Roots.  Bring all questions, photos and concerns.

March

3~2~19 *Saturday* 10am – 1pm PLANT SALE:  Cool Season Transplant + Seed Sale ~ The Container Garten 1630-D Meeting Street Charleston SC 29405

Cool Season Planting ~~~ Our planting calendar has narrow windows in the Lowcountry.  The Cool Season Sale is timed just right for you to purchase all of the seasonally appropriate plants, seeds and tubers to plant in early March.  We will even have soils, fertilizers and other supplies necessary to get your garden prepped.  All Rita’s Roots Approved!  Cool season plants include Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, Lettuces, Roots, Potatoes and so much more!

3~9~19 *Saturday* 10am – 12pm CLASS:  Organic Vegetable Gardening 101 ~ Local Works + The Container Garten

3~16~19 *Saturday* 10am – 12pm CLASS:  Advanced Techniques for the Organic Vegetable Garden ~ Local Works and The Container Garten

3~23~19 *Saturday*10am – 12pm CLASS:  Organic Vegetable Gardening 101~ Local Works and The Container Garten

3~24~19 Lowcountry Warm Season Garden Guidance Planting Begins (10-day forecast permitting)

3~30~19 *Saturday* 10am – 1pm PLANT SALE:  Warm Season Transplant + Seed Sale ~ The Container Garten 1630-D Meeting Street Charleston SC 29405

Warm Season Planting ~~~ Our planting calendar has narrow windows in the Lowcountry.  The Warm Season Sale is timed just right for you to purchase all of the seasonally appropriate plants, seeds and tubers to plant in early March.  We will even have soils, fertilizers and other supplies necessary to get your garden prepped.  All Rita’s Roots Approved!  Warm Season plants include Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Basil, Flowers, Melons, Beans and so much more!

Sign up for CLASSES here

April

Plant Sales + Special Events

4~6~19 *Saturday* 9am – 1pm PLANT SALE:  Warm Season Transplant + Seed Sale Old Whaling Company Warehouse Belgrade Ave. West Ashley

4~7~19 *Sunday* 10am – 5pm SPRING PLANT SALE EXTRAVAGANZA Roadside Blooms Spruill Ave. Park Circle 29405

4~12~19 through 4~13~19 *Friday 5:30pm – 8pm (ticketed) + Saturday 9am – 3pm (open to public)* PLANTASIA PLANT SALE:  Warm Season Transplant + Seed Sale Old Towne Creek County Park West Ashley

Miss the sale? No problem! Purchase plants on the Square Store to pick up at the Container Garten.

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