Home and Garden Briefs for February 18, 2022 | Journal-news

Fruit Tree virtual meeting to be heldMARTINSBURG — WVU Extension’s initial Tree Fruit meeting of the 2022 period will go over the new notify process that features a web site and a connect with-in messaging system that will be up-to-date usually with insect, condition and horticultural alerts.

This early-year conference is in addition to its normal program of twilight meetings, which will be held March 23 and April 27 on Zoom and in particular person on Could 25 and June 22. The area for the last two conferences will be introduced as we strategy all those dates.

Sign-up in progress for the Feb. 21 assembly utilizing this link: https://wvu.zoom.us/meeting/sign up/tJUrd-uqpzwrHNUk9PLqHxwwC3cebUB5TbeG

For much more data, email [email protected] or call 304-822-5013.

18th yearly West Virginia Smaller Farm Conference setMARTINSBURG — The West Virginia Small Farm Convention on Feb. 21-26 will be held practically. Registration in 2022 will be absolutely free, but you have to have to sign-up in get to obtain the log in facts. For far more info, go on the net at https://extension.wvu.edu/conferences/compact-farm-convention.

Remember to get hold of Lisa Jones at 304-293-2715 for further more information and facts.

2022 Gardening 101 classes to be heldKEARNEYSVILLE — Gardening 101 is giving two options to tune into the yearly starting gardening workshop. Pre-registration is essential for the in-human being method, and the class rate is paid out at the doorway. COVID restrictions could limit the sizing of an in-particular person class, and masks will be essential. See the comprehensive schedule and register on-line at extension.wvu.edu/Jefferson.

The in-human being application will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 5 at Hospice of the Panhandle’s Instruction Middle, which is located at 330 Hospice Lane in Kearneysville. Value is $5, and beverages and snacks will be offered. Matters contain placing up a back garden, selecting seeds, health conditions, pests and weeds, harvesting and storing create.

Digital plans will be held March 8, 15 and 22 by means of Zoom with no price tag. Topics will be composting, expanding tree fruit and little fruit and landscaping.

For far more info, make contact with Emily Morrow at 304-728-7413, ext. 2.

Prosperous tiny farms class to be made availableJEFFERSON COUNTY — Jefferson County Extension is offering a application for persons new to the farming planet.

This class sequence will aid map how to start out a tiny farm—from pencil to plow. Sessions will centre on local agriculture-centered companies, how to make conclusions on what to mature and provide and preserving good record for your organization.


Saturday, March 12: Area farm tour, depart from Extension Workplace at 9 a.m..

February classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Extension Business. Cost is $15 and will involve all study course elements. Get in touch with the business office or check out extension.wvu.edu/Jefferson to register on the net.

2022 Ag Ed conference dates setKEARNEYSVILLE — The 2022 Agricultural Training conference will be offered practically on Feb. 24.

The 2022 March meeting will be held at the WVU Kearneysville Tree Fruit Investigation and Training Centre found at 67 Apple Harvest Lane, Kearneysville, with supper at 6:30 p.m. and the educational application instantly right after. Through the thirty day period of February, meetings will be held practically. Data to be delivered at a afterwards date. Webinars — 7 p.m.

Backyard garden Guidelines• Seed onions and greens in chilly body or lower tunnel

• Implement lime sulfur to blueberries

• Apply dormant oil spray to fruit trees

• Prune deciduous trees and shrubs

• Mow asparagus ferns

• Propagate grapes and blueberries from hardwood cuttings.