Attractions and Seminar Schedule
FREE ANTIQUE APPRAISALS ALL WEEKEND
Do you have something that you think is valuable?
Daniel Buck Soules appeared for eleven years as an independent appraiser in Decorative Arts and Collectibles on the PBS television program “Antiques Roadshow.
He will be at the Show all weekend and will give his best evaluation on the antiques, art work, or misc items you might have.
WTOP Garden Editor: Mike McGrath Seminars
Sunday, October 18
12 Noon: Everything you Know about Compost is Wrong!
2pm: The 2nd Season: Garden's get hot when the Weather gets cools
Everything You Know About Compost is Wrong!
Many people get into composting because they want to recycle their kitchen scraps. But a compost bin filled with kitchen scraps will still just be a compost bin filled with kitchen scraps a year later (and those scraps will not have improved in appearance one bit during that time).
Mike McGrath will reveal:
• which ingredient actually BECOMES the finished compost;
• which ingredients are the best fuel for the fire;
• three common compost additions that actually work AGAINST you;
• why layering your pile is the worst thing you can do;
• why compost should almost never be tilled into the soil;
• and why only chumps turn their compost pile.
It’s the express lane to no-work, high-quality, black gold!
The 2nd Season: Garden's get hot when the Weather gets cools
Too many people focus on summer favorites like tomatoes, peppers and sweet corn and neglect one of the most productive gardening times—after those crops have run their course.
Mike McGrath will walk you through the late season planting of great edibles like garlic, lettuce, spinach, broccoli, and pansies (yes they’re edible—and they contain the natural nutrient that can cure varicose and spider veins!).
Plus Mike will reveal how to easily overwinter tender perennials like rosemary and peppers (you’ll never have to start new hot or sweet peppers once you learn the trick of keeping the same plants alive for decades!) and why you should not prune ANYTHING in the Fall.
When the planting weather cools down, the cool planters step up!