Not sure what you are doing in the garden?

Me neither. I totally screwed up the squash this year. Don't let the mid-season garden update fool you...things aren't looking as good as they once did.

If you are like me, you know enough to produce some food, but are prone to making gardening mistakes, like the two big ones I made this year.

First, I planted my peas and spinach in a spot that gets too much sun. They burned up. I barely got anything from them. Lesson learned.

Then, I planted two squash plants too close to each other, and they seemed to have choked each other out. Just like an MMA fight, the zucchini is tapping out.

Maybe I could have used some classes from Colorado State University.

Topics in their upcoming series includes:

Usually held in early summer, Colorado State University’s annual Twilight Garden Series will take place on three Tuesdays in August and September this year. The series will cover a number of issues of interest to local gardeners including:

Aug. 18
• Fall Planting Trees and Perennials

Sept. 1
• Food Harvesting and Preservation
• Winterizing Turf

Sept. 15
• Fall Color Shade Trees
• Digging and Planting Bulbs

“The Twilight Garden Series is one of our prominent outreach efforts with the City of Fort Collins Horticulture Program which provides current horticultural information to the community,” said Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Professor and Extension Landscape Horticulturist James Klett. “Many sessions are demonstrations and ‘show and tell’ to help community members become better informed about horticulture topics and be more successful gardeners.”

The Twilight Garden Series is open to the public. The presentations will be outdoors, rain or shine. Cost to attend is $10 per session, or $25 for all three sessions. Each program will begin at 6:30 p.m., with on-site registration preceding at 6 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

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