I just learned that there is a seminar this Wednesday evening discussing how to grow your vegetables to show–such as at the DC State Fair this fall!
The “Growing and Showing Vegetables” seminar by horticultural educator Miriam Mahowald is being held in our neighboring Maryland by the Beltsville Garden Club.
Information from the Washington Gardener enewsletter is below. If you can get out to Beltsville, be sure to learn as much as you can to compete in DC State Fair’s vegetable contests! (And, if you do go, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d be willing to share your notes for a guest blog post!)
“Wednesday, February 22, 7:30pm
Growing and Showing Vegetables
The Beltsville Garden Club will hold a general meeting in the cafeteria of the James E. Duckworth School, 11201 Evans Trail, and Beltsville, MD. The speaker for this month will be Miriam Mahowald; her topic will be “GROWING AND SHOWING VEGETABLES”. In her talk she will cover starting, growing conditions and timing for showing. She will also share secrets of showmanship that can lead to champion ribbons. Vegetables can be grown in flower beds or flower pots, as well as in large or small gardens.
Miriam teaches horticulture classes for Howard Community College continuing education programs and also does consulting for her business “ASK MIRIAM”. She is also the superintendent of vegetables at the Howard County Fair.
Please join us to hear this informative speaker. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. Bring a plant or a plant related material for the door prize table.The public is welcomed and admission is free. For more information, visit our web site: www.beltsvillegardenclub.org“