Kohlrabi 2/1-3/1 8/1-9/1
Potato 2/1-3/1 7/25-8/15
Beets 2/1-3/15 9/1-10/1
Carrot 2/1-3/15 8/15-10/1
Chard 2/1-3/15 8/1-9/15
Peas, English 2/1-3/15 9/1-10/1
Spinach 2/1-3/15 8/1-10/15
Turnip 2/1-3/15 8/20-10/15
Collards 2/1-4/1 8/1-9/15
Mustard 2/1-4/1 8/1-9/15
Radish 2/1-5/1 9/1-11/1
Br. Sprout Plants 2/10-3/15 8/20-9/15
Lettuce 2/10-3/15 9/1-10/1
Asparagus Crown 2/15-3/1  
Broccoli Plants 2/15-3/1 8/20-9/15
Cabbage Plants 2/15-3/1 8/20-9/15
Cauliflower Plants 2/15-3/1 8/20-9/15
Onion Plants 2/15-3/15  
Corn 3/15-5/1 8/1-8/15
Cucumber 3/15-5/1 8/1-8/15
Beans 3/20-5/1 8/1-9/1
Pepper Seed 3/20-5/1  
Squash, Sum 3/20-5/1 8/1-9/1
Squash, Winter 3/20-5/1 7/1-8/15
Watermelon 3/20-5/1 6/1-7/1
Tomato Seed 3/20-5/20  
Tomato Plants 3/25-5/1 7/1-8/1
Muskmelon 4/1-5/1 6/15-7/1
Pepper Plants 4/1-5/1 7/1-8/1
Pumpkin 4/1-5/1 6/1-7/15
Okra 4/1-6/1 7/15-8/15
Peas, Black-eyed 4/1-6/1 7/1-8/1
Eggplant Seed 4/10-5/1 6/15-7/1
Eggplant Plants 4/15-5/15 7/1-7/31


Our Master Gardeners' dear friend, Carolyn Sullivan, owner of Carolyn's Gardens in Mechanicsville, passed away -

SULLIVAN, Carolyn Willis, died peacefully, in her home, on April 9, 2015, in Mechanicsville, at the age of 72. She was a member of Truth Baptist Church. She has gone home to be with the Lord, and we are at peace knowing this as she said, "The Lord is going to take me to His beautiful home in heaven." Carolyn is survived by her husband, Terry Aurfriend Sullivan; four children, Terry Lee Sullivan, Sheryl Sullivan McHugh, Rodney Nelson Sullivan and Dwayne Welstard Sullivan; sister, Marti Willis Proctor; 11 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. She was born on July 13, 1942, in Petersburg, to Nelson Willis Jr. and Edith Odell Cotton Willis. Carolyn attended Petersburg High School, and married Terry Sullivan, her childhood sweetheart, on April 26, 1958, and later moved to Chesterfield County. She worked for the Great Big Greenhouse & Nursery for over 15 years. The couple moved to Mechanicsville in 1990 and created Carolyn's Gardens to fulfill their passion for helping others grow and create beautiful gardens, as well as, Sully's Shelties, where they raised AKC Shetland sheepdogs. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road. Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015, at New Highland Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, with Pastor Erik Hastings officiating. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carolyn Sullivan's life.

The Hanover Master Gardener Association Is:

Collectively, Hanover MasterGardeners volunteer hundreds of thousands of hours to the Hanover County community, educating and assisting children and adults of all ages about the love of gardening. Additionally, we provide grants to Hanover County educators for agricultural projects in grades K-12.

As we spread the good word about how much fun the Hanover Master Gardener Association is, we invite new friends and faces to join the fold and reap the benefits of becoming a member. Once you have completed the Master Gardener Training Course (starting Jan of each year), we invite you to become an Association Member! Get a cool name badge, Hanover Master Gardener Association hat and gain the distiction of enhanced knowledge of our natural world. The greatest benefit is in knowing you are supporting the organization that supports you and your community as a Master Gardener.

It's time to look for bugs in your garden! They are already scheming to get the jump on you.

Click on Apr IPM for a larger pdf containing when and where to look for emerging pests, and organic and chemical methods of controlling what bugs you!

May IPM - Jun IPM - Jul IPM

For more info, refer to the

2015 Virginia Cooperative Extension Pest Management Guide: Home Grounds and Animals

Look at the beautiful "Winter 2015" photos from our members here.

Send your photos with name and caption! photos@hanovermastergardeners.org

Recipes for bluebirds

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HMGA Members Page!
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Make sure you log your hours each month on VMS. It's very important to the mission of the Master Gardener program!

In 2015, The Hanover Master Gardener Association will award $500 grants, in memory of Roddey Jones, to Hanover County educators for agricultural projects in grades
K-12. Contact info.



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