Learn how to grow your own vegetables

Mike and Judy Cunningham.

Growing your own vegetables for your family is a labor of love, says Mike Cunningham of Country Gardens Farm. But you do have to know a thing or two to be successful. It all begins with location and soil.

It’s time to think about planting a vegetable garden this spring, and Mike Cunningham will share his vast knowledge on “Growing Your Best Vegetable Garden Ever” at the February meeting of the Coweta County Master Gardeners Backyard Association. The free presentation begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the UGA Extension – Coweta County, 255 Pine Road, Newnan.

Mike and his wife, Judy, are on a mission to teach Coweta residents how to grow and cook their own vegetables and produce. They operate Country Gardens Farm on Ga. Highway 154, where they not only offer gardening and cooking classes, but they also sell the food they grow.

Mike’s passion is showing people how to garden for themselves. No matter whether you are new to vegetable gardening or have grown your own for years, he will show you which bed or container is best for your garden; what and when to plant; how to manage weeds and insects; how to water properly; and when and how to harvest.

Mike says he teaches to pass on the tradition of growing food and to help others understand how gardening is good for the body and soul. His talk is a Valentine to you and your family on Valentine’s Day.

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at UGA Extension – Coweta County, 255 Pine Road, Newnan. Admission is free, and you need not register in advance to attend unless you want to be registered for the door prizes, usually plants and other gardening goodies.

The Backyard Association is an educational program sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). The presentations are free to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at UGA Extension – Coweta County, 255 Pine Road, Newnan. Please call the Extension office at 770-254-2620 for reservations and to register for door prizes.