Free gardening classes offered at Springville Road Library in Birmingham for … – al.com

gardening pic BPL.jpgView full sizeAnnuals on display Warren’s Family Garden Center. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Public Library.

BIRMINGHAM,
Alabama – Tomorrow, a free gardening class will be offered at Springville Road
Library in Birmingham at 6:30 p.m.

A class will be offered next week on March 25, followed by another on April 8. Tomorrow’s class will be led by
horticulturalist Cesar Warren, who says that gardening is easy.

“Gardening is not hard,” Warren said in a recent press
release by the Birmingham Public Library system. “It’s an easy thing to do.
Just remember that the amount of time you put into it is what you get out of
it.”

He operates Warren’s Family Garden Center and Nursery in
Clay. He will give tips on preparing soil, soil amendments and conditioners,
selecting annuals, how to maintain plant beds and what kind of vegetables to
grow. The class will be for all skill levels.

A class will be held on how to grow hot peppers on March 25.
A class on April 8 will focus on herbs, led by Darryl Patton, who maintains The Southern Herbalist. He will
discuss the medical uses of native plants.

All classes will take place at 6:30 p.m. and are free and
open to the public. The library also offers free soil test kits where people
can collect samples to send to the Soil Testing Lab at Auburn University,
which provides fertilizer and lime recommendations. Soil analysis costs $7 per
sample.

Springville Road Library is located at 1224
Old Springville Road in Birmingham and can be reached at 205-226-4081.

For more information about the soil tests, visit www.aces.edu/soiltest.

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