PIQUA — As the weather slowly creeps toward gardening season, Piqua Nazarene Church will be featuring a representative from HyrBRIX fertilizer talking about minerals needed in soil to grow nutrient-dense vegetables and fruit.
Piqua Nazarene Church will be hosting this edition of the Upper Miami Valley Weston A. Price Chapter on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. In addition to the informative talk from a representative from HyrBRIX fertilizer, Kenny Adams and Mike Smith will be available to answer gardening questions. A vendor’s market will also begin at 6:30 p.m.
“He will be talking about the nutrients in soil and how to tell what it’s lacking as far as what you would need to add to it,” Becky Smith of Piqua Nazarene Church said about the representative from HyrBRIX fertilizer.
There are also different types HyrBRIX fertilizer that they will go over, including some specific for vegetables, fruit, and so on.
“They’re just remarkable,” Smith said.
Smith explained that she used some of the fertilizer in her garden for the first time last summer. “It just made a huge difference. Just the vibrant colors of the vegetables,” Smith said. In regard to her zucchini, “It really had what it needed to continue to produce fruit for quite awhile.”
From beginners to experienced gardeners, there is something for everyone with an interest in gardening to take away from the talk.
“He’s very knowledgeable about the soil,” Smith said.
Piqua Nazarene Church has been hosting the Upper Miami Valley Weston A. Price Chapter on the first Tuesday of the month for approximately three years.
There will be a vendor’s market held Tuesday evening, too.
“We typically have about eight vendors, and there will be fresh produce available, eggs, grass-fed meat,” Smith said.
There will also be gardening supplies, possibly plants, sourdough bread, fruit butters, seasoning mixes, fermented vegetables, granola bars, and usually homemade soap products as well.
“It’s a free event, and it’s open to public,” Smith said.
Piqua Nazarene Church is located at 400 S. Sunset Drive in Piqua.
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