Water webinar for gardeners scheduled


Gardener Bill Pitterle grows tomatoes, butternut squash, pumpkins and even fiery ghost pepper chiles. Last year’s crops included pie pumpkins and Indian corn that was over 11 feet high, with beautifully colored kernels. Water is key, and on Thursday he will explain water scheduling and optimizing water-saving techniques essential to conserve our limited resource  while still producing a bumper crop of vegetables, greens and fruits.

Over the years Payson Community Garden volunteers have become adept at maximizing their harvest, using the least amount of water possible. This week’s gardening webinar, Thursday at 11 a.m., is hosted online and free as a collaboration with University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County; the Zoom link for the presentation is arizona.zoom.us/j/86171898681.

You’re welcome to login up to 10 minutes prior to the start time. An easy, convenient way to connect is via ‘click here’ direct hotlinks at extension.arizona.edu/gila, where you can also view dozens of prior Thursday webinar topics ranging from soil preparation to winter gardening, container gardening, bugs and more. University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension Agent Chris Jones hosts this popular series, and Cooperative Extension’s website has an array of links to programs, talks and resources. Links are also conveniently posted each week on Facebook, where you can join Chris Jones and a network of Gila County gardeners at facebook.com/gilaextension. Want to be added to an email invite list for these gardening and horticulture workshops? Call Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension at (928) 402-8586 or email [email protected]

Presentations continue with:

• April 15 Tomatoes Galore

• April 22 Transforming needs into assets: Establishing a watershed partnership

• April 29 Climate Masters Extension & Outreach Research Report

• May 6 Microbes and Mulch for Your Garden

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