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2016 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Friday presentation

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Making the Most of Your Garden Space by Using the Right Techniques and Selecting the Right Plants

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2016 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Friday presentation

  1. 1. VEGETABLE AND HERB VARIETIES FOR A GREAT HARVEST
  2. 2. What this logo means to you: Tested Nationally & Proven Locally™
  3. 3. Making the Most of Your Gardening Space 1. Square Foot Gardening 2. Vertical Gardening 3. Container Gardening 4. High Value Gardening
  4. 4. 1. Raised beds work great
  5. 5. 2. Make room for aisles
  6. 6. 3. Create a grid
  7. 7. 4. Layout in squares
  8. 8. 5. Choose compact plants
  9. 9. Patio Baby eggplant 18” x 18” 1 per grid
  10. 10. Warrior green onion 16-25 per grid
  11. 11. Sandy lettuce 8” x 8” 4 per grid
  12. 12. Konan kohlrabi 10”w x 16” 1 or 2 per grid
  13. 13. Roxanne radish 2” x 6-8” 16 per grid
  14. 14. Benefits of Vertical Gardening 1. Healthier plants & produce 2. Reduced disease 3. Higher productivity 4. Use “air space” 5. Easier for gardeners with physical limitations
  15. 15. Vertical Gardening 1. Choose Sturdy Supports
  16. 16. Cucumbers: Parisian Gherkin 2’ Pick-A-Bushel 2’ Saladmore Bush 2’ Diva 6’ Straight 8 5’
  17. 17. Melemon melon only 2-3’
  18. 18. Sugar Snap podded peas up to 6’
  19. 19. Candyland Red currant tomato 4’ tall
  20. 20. Chef’s Choice Green tomato up to 5’
  21. 21. Chef’s Choice Orange tomato up to 5’
  22. 22. Chef’s Choice Pink tomato up to 5’
  23. 23. Jasper tomato up to 7’
  24. 24. Harvest Moon watermelon up to 5’
  25. 25. 2. Get Creative
  26. 26. Vertical Gardening Tips
  27. 27. Delizz™ strawberry
  28. 28. Red Sails lettuce
  29. 29. Salad Bowl lettuce
  30. 30. Sandy lettuce
  31. 31. 3. Think about watering
  32. 32. 3. Think about watering
  33. 33. 4. Choose plants wisely if using smaller volume containers Arugula Mini peppers Basil Mint Beets Oregano Collard greens Parsley Kale Swiss Chard Lettuces Thyme
  34. 34. Geisha garlic chives 10”w x 15”
  35. 35. Cleopatra oregano 10”w x 10”
  36. 36. Prizm kale 10”w x 12”
  37. 37. Bright Lights Swiss Chard 18”w x 24”
  38. 38. Container Gardening
  39. 39. Use a large enough container!
  40. 40. 12-14” for tomatoes 10-12” for peppers Ornamentals take nutrients
  41. 41. Mascotte bean
  42. 42. Pick-A-Bushel cucumber
  43. 43. Three new peppers Cornito Giallo (smaller), Escamillo and Flaming Jade
  44. 44. Cayenetta pepper
  45. 45. Pretty N Sweet pepper
  46. 46. Lizzano tomato
  47. 47. High Value Gardening or “Foodie Gardening”
  48. 48. Investment Plants – Fruit Trees
  49. 49. High Value Veggies Basil Lettuce Beets Peas Broccoli Specialty Pepper Cabbage Strawberries Carrots Tomatoes Cauliflower Zucchini/Squash Cucumbers Herbs (any)
  50. 50. Dolce Fresca and Persian basils $40+/pound 200 seeds/$3.95
  51. 51. Avalanche beet $1.29/pound (basic red) 350 seeds/$3.95
  52. 52. Artwork broccoli $1.99/pound (regular) 20 seeds/$2.45
  53. 53. Katarina cabbage $<1.00/pound 100 seeds/$2.95
  54. 54. Purple Haze carrot $<>1.00/pound (basic orange) 750 seeds/$3.95
  55. 55. Snow Crown cauliflower $1.99/pound 100 seeds/$2.95
  56. 56. Sugar Snap pea $??!!!/pound 1.5 oz./$2.50
  57. 57. Pepitas pumpkin .40-.50/pound (orange) 30/$3.95
  58. 58. Super Moon pumpkin .40-.50/pound (orange) 10 seed/$2.95
  59. 59. Selecting the Right Plants 1. Choose plants labeled compact 2. Select varieties bred for productivity and disease resistance 3. Opt for plants that have been tested and trialed 4. Grow veggies that are more expensive to purchase at the store 5. Grow what your family will eat!
  60. 60. Thank you! www.aaswinners.com www.ngb.org

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