The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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March 9, 2013

Workshop planned

ENID, Okla. — All the moisture we have received the last few weeks has given many some false hopes about the coming summer.

The long-range weather forecast says the summer will be warmer than usual during the growing season and the drought still will be with us.

On March 23, Garfield County Master Gardeners will be hosting a workshop, “Gardening in a Drought.” The workshop will be held at the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service office in Garfield County, 316 E. Oxford. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the workshop will start at 8:30 a.m. It will continue until noon.

The first session will be about how to keep vegetables and fruits watered. There will be information about use of the Mesonet to judge the amount of water needed. Plasticulture will be one of the topics.

The second session will address a variety of ways to get water to the garden. One of the challenges for anyone gardening in this part of Oklahoma is how to get water to plants in the most efficient and effective methods possible.

Rain barrels, sprinklers, soaker hoses and drip irrigation systems will be discussed. Pros and cons for these methods will be presented.

After a break and a visit to the garden boutique, each participant will have the opportunity to experience setting up some of the discussed watering systems. Hands-on experience will assist workshop participants in making a decision about what is the best method in their gardens.

A tour of the master gardener arboretum will be conducted. Among some of the topics will be the necessity of mulching around trees and ways to ensure the tree still gets needed water.

The cost of the workshop is $35 per person, which includes a packet of additional information. Proceeds from the workshop will go to support the Garfield County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden on the grounds of the Extension Center. Pre-registration is recommended, and forms may be found at local nurseries and at the Extension Office. Registration is welcome the morning of the workshop. For information, call Judy Huhman at 242-0418.

Huhman is a member of Garfield County Master Gardeners.

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