Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Pasco gardening notebook

Plants and markets

Longleaf Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in downtown Longleaf, off Starkey Boulevard and State Road 54, New Port Richey.

Fresh Market at Wiregrass, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Features produce, Florida-grown plants and locally made jams, salsas, seasonings and sauces, plus the works of local artists. For information visit tampabaymarkets.com.

The Market, featuring plants and other gardening goods, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 14 and every other Saturday at West Pasco Habitat for Humanity, 4131 Madison St., New Port Richey. For information call (727) 859-9038 or search for West Pasco Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Facebook.

Hernando County Farmers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 2450 U.S. 19, Spring Hill.

Sweetwater Sunday Market, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, Hanley Road and Comanche Avenue, Tampa. Includes native plants, fresh organic produce and products from green vendors and artisans. Live music from 1 to 3 p.m.; open mic from noon to 1 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.

Seminars

Fertilization for Best Results, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Proper fertilization can be a great benefit to lawns and landscape plants, but correct timing, product selection and application are very important. This class will cover all aspects of selecting and applying fertilizers for best results. Presented by Hernando County Cooperative Extension. For information call John Korycki at (352) 540-6230.

Propagation: Starting New Plants from Cuttings, 9 to 11 a.m. July 14 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (U.S. 41). Propagating plants from cuttings can be a relatively easy way to produce inexpensive replicas of your favorite plants. Join Pasco Extension Master Gardeners at this free program for tips and tricks on increasing your success rate propagating new plants. Presented by Pasco County Cooperative Extension. For information call (352) 518-0156.

Green Industries-Best Management Practices, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23 at Hernando County Cooperative Extension Services, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville. This workshop provides training and opportunity for certification in Best Management Practices for those working in the lawn, landscape, pest control or municipal grounds maintenance industries. After successful completion of the post-test, a certificate of completion, honored statewide, will be mailed and may be used to apply for the state license. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited to 14. Fee is $25, which covers class materials and lunch. For information call (352) 754-4433.

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