Vine crops will be focus of two gardening classes

Clark County Cooperative Extension master gardener Helen Brown will present two gardening classes in April.

Growing cucumbers and squash will be the topic of a class at 9 a.m. Saturday at the master gardener orchard, 4600 Horse Road, North Las Vegas. A $5 donation is requested.

On Tuesday, Brown will be at the Family Resource Center at University Medical Center, 1120 Shadow Lane, presenting the talk, “Planting Vine Crops,” at 10 a.m. Preregistration is requested; space can be reserved by calling Amy Runge at 702-383-2229.

Among the topics to be discussed are when to plant, how to pollinate and what to do so you will not have the dreaded squash bug in your garden. Brown also will distribute cucumber information.

For more information about the classes, call the orchard at 702-257-5532 or master gardener help desk at 702-257-5555. You also can email