Given the overwhelming renewed interest in gardening this past year, West Virginia University Extension Service is helping both novice and seasoned gardeners gain tips, educational information and more via the 2021 garden calendar.
The calendar, themed “The Science of Gardening,” looks at the science-based information behind gardening, including how seeds germinate, the importance of earthworms in the soil, how plants use nutrients, the role of pollination, and more.
The calendar also offers bonus materials and highlights that include growing advice, pest management tips, food preservation recommendations and recipes from WVU Extension Service experts.
To obtain a copy of the calendar, while supplies last, or learn more about gardening and healthy lifestyles, contact the WVU Extension Service office in the Summers County Memorial Building. The calendars are located outside the office door for no contact pickup.
Beginning in early 2021, the calendar also will be available online and will feature bonus articles and videos geared toward helping growers make the most of their gardening efforts.
For additional tips and information, visit WVU Extension Service at extension.wvu.edu, follow @WVUExtension on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and check out WVU Extension Service on YouTube.
Theresa Flerx is an editor and reporter for The West Virginia Daily News family of newspapers and an author of books of nonfiction and fiction. She has a degree in Criminal Justice Law/Enforcement. Flerx has won awards from the West Virginia Press Association and WV Writers Inc. 2015 Writing Competition.