COLEMAN — The Coleman Library and the Marinette County office of UW-Madison, Division of Extension are offering a workshop designed to help vegetable gardeners in their endeavors. The discussion will be led by Extension Horticulture Agent Scott Reuss and will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Coleman Library Meeting Room, located at 123 W. Main St.

This information-packed session can help producers get ready for the upcoming gardening season. Reuss will focus on two key aspects during the discussion: Seed/plant selection and planning for disease management. The focus will be vegetable crops, but questions on all plant types will be welcome, as attendee questions are always an important part of the discussion.

Gardens can be more productive and less frustrating if they have the proper types of species and cultivars planted. Understanding the terminology one may find on a seed packet can also help in the selection and seed starting processes. Planning for diseases is important as producers enter the 2020 growing season, which there has been two wetter-than-normal growing seasons in 2018 and 2019 and current projections of another wet year in 2020.

This event is free for anyone to attend, and attendees will receive a packet of Extension information regarding fruit management.

People may contact library staff at the library main desk or by calling 920-897-2400 if they have questions about the event.

People may also contact Reuss for any other horticultural questions by calling the Marinette County Extension office at 715-732-7510 or email