Build a small low cost hydroponic system to grow herbs and vegetables on a windowsill or bookshelf. Watertown resident Marilyn Salvas will give a short presentation on the basics of hydroponics, and each participant will prepare and plant their own hydroponic jars to take home. Registration required.
This is an in-person, hands-on workshop.
Learn to grow your own plants from seed with a mini greenhouse crafted from an empty milk or water jug.
Grow perennial flowers to support our local pollinators, birds, and biodiversity. (Best time to plant is December - February)
Grow cold-hardy vegetables in a small shady spot for the winter. ( Best time to plant is January - March)
This is an in-person, hands-on, free event.
During this workshop, we will cover topics including:
Participants will be able to apply these methods in a practical, quick way, and be empowered to grow many types of plants indoors.
Registration is not open yet, but will be soon!
Rabbits eating young plants can be really challenging while gardening in Watertown. We will be teaching a hands-on workshop where you can learn to make your own plant cages to protect your outdoor plants. Each participant will take home 2 small cages to use in their home gardens (or donate to public pollinator gardens).
Volunteer instructors will discuss different materials for making these cages and cutting tools. The most common materials are poultry netting (aka chicken wire) and hardware cloth. The most common tools are diagonal pliers, tin snips, shears, or electric shears.
We will also discuss other tips for protecting plants, including specific types of plants which rabbits tend to leave alone.
Watertown Community Gardens is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
P.O. Box 1041, Watertown, MA 02471