Linebaugh Public Library is proud to host The Rutherford County Master Gardeners for a series of classes. The classes are the first Saturday of each month, beginning March 5, at 9 a.m. in the library Conference Room on the 2nd floor. Each class is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Click HERE to check out the supplemental podcast schedule and download a pdf of this year's classes.

Here are the topics for 2022:

March 5: Garden Placement and Planning. Planning and prep for a beginning gardener. 

April 2: Preparing Your Plot. Soils, drainage, soil additives and amendments.

May 7: From My Head to My Tomatoes. Learn all about growing tomatoes in TN, including varieties, fertilizing, and staking.

June 4: Growing Flowers and Supporting Pollinators. Annual versus perennial flowers; plants for shade versus those that love the sun; pollinators.

 July 2: What's Wrong with My Plant. Learn about environmental, insect, and disease issues with your plants so you can have a healthy garden.

August 6: Trees and Shrubs in TN. Plant recommendations, screen trees, flowering trees, and proper planting.

September 3: Fall Vegetable Gardening. What is a fall vegetable crop? What can you plant now to get another season out of your garden?

October 1: End of Summer Tasks. Learn how to put your summer garden to bed for the winter, overwintering plants, and tool maintenance.

November 5: Becoming a Master Gardener Open House. Learn about the Master Gardener program and have a chance to talk to certified Master Gardeners and complete an application.