Saturday, December 30, 2017

Tennessee Home Vegetable Garden - 2018 Calendar
Photo courtesy of UTIA

12/8/2017        Beth Hall,

Home gardeners and growers across the state should enjoy a new resource in 2018 available free from University of Tennessee Extension.  The Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar has been developed by the UT Extension Fruit and Vegetable Workgroup to help users create a comprehensive plan for home vegetable gardens.
Natalie Bumgarner, UT Extension plant sciences expert, says, “We are excited about this new calendar because it can support both new and experienced gardeners with schedules, tips and information on vegetable varieties for the garden.”
The calendar includes tips for scheduling planting, harvest and general management. It is formatted like a regular calendar, and you can print and display in a convenient area or use on your computer throughout the year. Also included in the calendar are monthly tasks for growers and an area for taking notes about that month’s weather and crop observations. The calendar is area-specific as well, with suggestions for East, Middle and West Tennessee.
The Tennessee Home Garden Vegetable Calendar is available for download from the UT Extension website, and the final pages of the file include management templates for crops, climate, pests and diseases. The file also includes fillable boxes that enable it to be used as an electronic record keeping system for gardeners who do not wish to print the file. 
To download your copy of the Tennessee Home Vegetable Garden 2018 Calendar, click the link below or and type “2018 calendar” into the search bar. Dr. Bumgarner also points out the PDF contains links to connect readers to other UT Extension gardening resources, denoted by green text throughout the calendar.  
For more information about gardening, contact your local county Extension office.
Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides 
Dr. Natalie Bumgarner, UT Department of Plant Sciences,​​
2018 Vegetable Calendar​ link

Monday, December 11, 2017

A Christmas Forest at the Cookeville Children's Museum

The Cookeville History Museum is hosting A Christmas Forest exhibit which opened during the Museum’s open house on Saturday,       December 9.  You are invited to attend and view fifteen unique trees. 

Master Gardeners are displaying a pollinator/nature tree. PCMG talented elves Mickie Loyd, Carol Ludgate, Linda Anderson, Cathy Lamb, Norma Moore and Vicky Draper have been very busy decorating. Come check out the Christmas forest to see how this team has blessed us with their talents. What a fun way to spread awareness about pollinators in our community!

The exhibit continues through Jan. 2. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at 40 E. Broad St. (It will be closed Dec. 23.) Admission is free. For more information, call 931-520-5455.


PCMG December Newsletter

Just a heads up that the December 2017 Newsletter has been added to the Monthly Newsletter tab.  Thanks to all our contributors!

Happy Reading!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 2017 PCMG Newsletter

This month's newsletter has been added to the Monthly Newsletter tab!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

2018 PCMG Master Gardener Course Registration

The Putnam County UT Extension office is now taking applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Course until December 8. 

This course is offered once per year and is one of the premier educational opportunities in the Upper Cumberland of this type. The 12 educational classes offered during the course cover a wide range of topics such as: lawn management, soils, annuals and perennials, garden design, vegetable gardening, etc.

The classes will be held on Monday evenings beginning January 29th and ending April 16th . The cost of the course is $125 which covers the cost of the materials, speaker expenses and partial refreshments.  The course has a maximum number of 30 participants and is a first come registration.
Those interested may call the Extension office at 931-526-4561 or e-mail . 
Please help get the word out to friends, family, co-workers and neighbors who may be interested in becoming a valued member of PCMG.
Prescott South Middle School Fall Plant Sale - TODAY, 3-3:30pm

The Greenhouse Program at Prescott South Middle School is unlike any other in the county.

Seventh and eighth graders, along with their energetic and caring teacher Casey Garrison, grow vegetables from seed for this annual fundraiser.  The students learn how to germinate seeds and care for the plants during multiple growing seasons as well as learning the basics of how to operate and manage a greenhouse.

Your support of the plant sale will help provide funds for continuing this unique educational experience.