This Berkshire Botanical Garden lecture on growing garlic by â€œgarden guruâ€ Ron Kujawskiâ€”held just in time to plant your garlicâ€”will inspire, inform and give you the information needed to grow the best garlic in town. Each student will go home with a selection of cloves of Ronâ€™s favorite picks for Berkshire County and the surrounding area. Ron will cover selecting varieties, growing conditions, planting and cultivation of this great crop, as well as curing and storage. Consideration will be given to other allium groups, including shallots, leeks and onions. The class will take place at the Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden on Saturday, October 12, from 10 – 12, and costs $22 for BBG members, $27 for nonmembers. Sign up by calling 413-298-3926, or on line at www.berkshirebotanical.org.
Ron Kujawski is the former Landscape and Nursery Specialist for UMass Cooperative Extension. He is a garden writer, educator and researcher in IPM, plant nutrition and soil science. He teaches for the horticultural industry throughout New England.Â Photo from www.patagoniaorganics.com.