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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