From indoor herb gardens to raised vegetable beds in the backyard, there are a variety of ways to grow tasty produce. To find out which option is right for you, consider heading to your local library. In addition to offering many books on the topic, some libraries are also holding gardening programs in April. Be sure to follow the links and register, especially for the planting sessions.
What:Plant a Salsa Garden: A Family Earth Day Event When: 6 p.m. Monday, April 16 Where: Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Ave. Middleton Info: Families can plant seeds for tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and onions using peat pellets and pots so you can plant the whole container in the ground when the weather warms up.
What:10 Mistakes I Made In My Vegetable Garden So You Don't Have To When: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 Where: Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road, Madison Info: Megan Cain shares how to avoid beginner gardening mistakes so you can enjoy the season. The program is co-sponsored by the Gardens Network and light refreshments will be provided by the Allis Heritage Community Garden committee.
What:Egg Carton Herb Garden When: 4 p.m. Friday, April 20 Where: Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg Info: Children ages 5-12 can stop by the "seed library" to start their own herb garden.
What:Seed Starting When: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 Where: Oregon Public Library, 256 Brook St., Oregon Info: Adults can learn how to purchase, plant, and care for seeds until they are ready to be planted outside from a Dane County UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program graduate.
What:Design Inspiration for a Creative Vegetable Garden When: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 Where: Verona Public Library, 500 Silent St., Verona Info: Adults can participate in this interactive workshop with author and creative gardener, Megan Cain, to learn how to include colorful and unique plant varieties and artistic elements in your garden. Cain's books, "Super Easy Food Preserving" and "Smart Start Garden Planner," will be available for sale and signing.