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Not too, too much going on this weekend - but.... it's gonna pick up shortly!
As always, add any local food production related events I may have missed in the comment section!
WEEKEND EVENT REMINDERS
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SATURDAY
Barter Market
NOTE – New Location
Begins: 9:30 am
Rural King Supply
(the old Sam’s Club)
www.facebook.com/events/379513835796803/

MONDAY
3rd Monday Meeting
Plant Nutrition
7:00pm
The Working Food Center
www.facebook.com/events/1599602013423194/
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BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

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EPP presence will be at Barter Market Gainesville Rural King.
We will be there with Grow Gainesville! for your questions yet only a small amount of plants as my car is loaded with free/donation items. That's why an event wasn't created.
BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING
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BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

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This will be a Moderated Forum on Fall & Winter garden planning topics
John Beville, Kathy Whipple, Melissa DeSa, and I'll be adding MORE of y'all shortly

www.facebook.com/events/134768993797859/
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Graph Paper Garden Planning

August 24, 2017, 6:00pm - August 24, 2017, 8:00pm

Join us over at the NEW Working Food Center! for a Moderated Forum on garden planning. Topics such ...

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African Blue Basil

This is a sterile hybrid basil that seems to be more resistant to disease than other varieties. It should develop a purple color on some surfaces, but some of our plants seem to have lost that gene.

Basil likes soil rich in organic matter, with high amounts of nitrogen and potassium. Our soils leach both of these readily, and therefore, you should replace them regularly when growing basil.
If the plant has enough nitrogen, it should grow plenty of leaves before the bud appears, giving you more basil than you can likely use.

Harvest the growing tips when the flower buds appear by cutting a few nodes back from the bud. If you do not do this, your basil plant will soon become little more than stalks of dead flowers, with little culinary usage. If you only harvest the bud node, the plant will just grow more buds, without growing any leaves in between.

Basil, especially African Blue, is easily propagated with cuttings of new growth.

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More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=african%20blue%20basil

pdf African Blue Basil Information Sheet
(to print out)


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