P1010157What to grow? When to grow?

These and many other questions were answered at the first classroom session in Sussex County. Dr. Gordon Johnson covered a wide array of topics, including business, market, and production planning, enterprise budgeting, marketing opportunities, planning for perennial crops, and pest management. Varying opportunities in fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and other specialty crops were also discussed.

P1010184The first hands-on session; Dr. Gordon talking about various seed companies and what to look for in their catalogs.

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P1010191Dr. Gordon demonstrating desired soil moisture and consistency.

P1010196Planting seeds with a “seed singulator”, a small trough to make individual planting of small seeds a breeze!

P1010200About 3 weeks after planting!