The PSU Master Gardeners will discuss a variety of topics at their "open to the public" class at 6:15 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 18.

Vegetable gardens planted for a specific purpose include:

Plant to Pickle where all the vegetables offered can be pickled, e.g. beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, onions, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, samples and recipes will be available at the August 20 open house.

The Winter Storage garden features five varieties of beans, potatoes, squash (acorn, butternut, Blue Hubbard, Jarradale, Kabocha, spaghetti), and popcorn.

The Vegetable Challenge: grow it bigger, better and earlier, offers an opportunity for the public to show their home grown. The challenge for June: chard, lettuce, spinach.

Bring samples to show the Master Gardeners how well you grow those vegetables.

Flavored vinegars featuring fruit, flowers and herbs are a new class in the Dept. 13 Herb exhibit , which will be at the Troy Fair. Master Gardeners will briefly explain how to create a unique flavored vinegar and offer to share the herbs from the garden (chamomile chives, cilantro, lovage, tarragon).

Beauty Now and Again is the topic in the dried flower demonstration.

Master Gardeners will point out the plants in their plot which will be dried for arrangements and wreaths. Samples of the dried plant material and "giveaways" make this demonstration a winner.

The Master Gardeners mixed class will be held at the former Cooperative Extension , 701 S. Fourth St., Towanda. Please bring a lawn chair. For information or directions, contact the Extension Office (570) 265-2896 during office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.