The peas are starting to climb the fence, the sunflowers are opening, the sage is flowering, and the strawberries have yet to be eaten by slugs.
Last Thursday at Pot + Pantry we hosted our second workshop with Deborah Lewis of Urban Veggie Starts. At this workshop we discussed spring vegetable gardening, with a special focus on gardening in the Mission. Deborah shared some of her tips on planting seeds as well as vegetable starts, and demonstrated how to plant several different types of vegetables in a small container. Deborah discussed how to plant seeds of different varieties, her favorite tools and suppliers, how to protect young starts from wind, birds and moths, and she offered recommendations for vegetables that do well in this climate. Deborah offers individualized garden consultations for small and large outdoor spaces, whether it be a small back porch, a backyard, roof or other small space. Our next Skill Exchange workshop is with Red Circle Tea, on March 14. A few tickets are still available here.