‘How to Be a Better Gardener’ presented at museum

SYCAMORE – People interested in gardening but not sure how to start and those who are perplexed by the gardens they have can get the answers they seek from Master Gardener Ron Johnson in “How to Be a Better Gardener.”

Johnson’s free presentation will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St. in Sycamore. It will explain using mulches, containers, fertilizers, pesticides, pruning, tool selection, scouting, common weeds and diseases, water saving and composters and present tips on plant and seed selection and where to find research-based information. The use of an EarthBox for fall vegetables will also be demonstrated. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions.

This talk is part of the Back on the Farm Gardening series sponsored by Master Gardeners at the Sycamore History Museum. It is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information, call 815-895-5762 or visit

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