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Ohio State University Extension teaching gardening to the community

Published: Apr. 19, 2020 at 11:18 AM EDT
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Marcus McCartney begins quarantine gardening series teaching the community "container gardening."

Each video will be 2 to 4 minutes long and cover everything from flowers to specific vegetables.

"We're going to put on those of course how to plant it, how to be successful, the care, common insects and diseases you'll see with certain vegetable varieties and how to control those," said Marcus McCartney, OSU Extension, agriculture educator.

McCartney says there are six key ingredients are containers, soil, plant seeds, water, sun, and fertilizer.

Videos will be posted starting Friday on the Washington County OSU Master Gardeners Facebook page and the OSU Extension Washington County Facebook page.


The Ohio State University Extension campus is closed but the office wants to teach the Mid-Ohio Valley how to garden with the help of a video series called, "Quarantine Gardening."

Marcus McCartney is an agriculture educator at OSU Extension and he will lead the series weekly by posting videos and show the gardening process.

McCartney says, he will planet potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, and many other things. McCartney says, he will even teach container gardening for people who don't have a garden.

"I still recommend everyone supporting our local farms," said Marcus McCartney, OSU Extension, agriculture educator. "In times when you never know when a stay at home order might hit and knowing how to grow your own food, that's almost essential."

The series will begin Monday on the Washington County OSU Master Gardeners Facebook page and the OSU Extension Washington County Facebook page.

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