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Garden Chat 2020 Archive

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The EMGV Garden Chat was a virtual discussion of timely gardening topics that started as a result to limitations on in-person gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for previous topics and resources:

December 14, 2020 Indoor Plants
November 30, 2020 Seeds
November 16, 2020 Our Favorite Sources for Seeds As we enter winter, you may be ordering seeds for next season. What are your favorite sources for seeds? Fill out the form to share them.

October 26, 2020 Open Discussion Bring your garden questions. We will also discuss the chat schedule or other options for the winter months.
October 12, 2020 Autumn Leaves & the Garden
September 28, 2020 Cultivars
September 14, 2020 Our Most-Loved Garden Tools and Implements
August 31, 2020 Open Discussion
  • Art Kelley will provide a review of the book Entangled Lives: How Fungi Make our Worlds, Change our Minds, and Shape our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake
  • The handsome trig – is anyone seeing this in their garden?
August 17, 2020 Diagnosing Plant Problems
August 10, 2020 Lawns and Alternatives
August 3, 2020 Our Favorite Gardening Apps and Websites
July 27, 2020 Invasive Plants
July 20, 2020 Our Favorite Gardening Books
July 13, 2020 Pollinator Gardening
July 6, 2020 Watering and Irrigation
June 29, 2020 Open Discussion
June 22, 2020 No discussion, instead we encourage everyone to participate in the NC Pollinator Conservation Alliance’s Virtual Pollinator Field Day!
June 15, 2020 No discussion
June 8, 2020 Composting
June 1, 2020 Open Discussion
May 25, 2020 No Discussion – Memorial Day Holiday!
May 18, 2020

Growing in Containers

Special Topic: CoCoRaHS – citizen science climate monitoring

May 11, 2020 Planting Techniques
May 4, 2020 Mulches
April 27, 2020

Open Discussion

Special Presentation: A Plant, A Cow & A President’s Mother

April 20, 2020 Choosing Plants
April 13, 2020 Finding Good Information
April 6, 2020 Spring Clean-Up & Weeds
March 30, 2020 Open Discussion
March 23, 2020 Tool Care

*From April through June, many discussions were guided by the book The Informed Gardener by Linda Chalker-Scott. All articles we discuss will be available for free online, so it is not necessary to get the book.