Creemore Horticultural Society hosts seed planting workshop April 4

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Although it may still look like winter outside, experienced gardeners know that now is the time for some important garden work.

Gathering ideas for your garden, making plans for what and where to plant, and starting seeds indoors are all time well spent to create a successful garden.

Whether you are a novice gardener who has never stuck a trowel in the ground or a more experienced gardener who has always purchased seedlings from a nursery, the idea of starting and caring for seedlings may seem intimidating. Although seed packets with pictures of flowers and vegetables catch your eye, what do you actually do with them? Packet instructions are often not really helpful. Even selecting which seeds to grow can be challenging when there are so many choices. Once you have your seeds, you still need to know how and when to plant, how to care for the seeds and seedlings, and when to transplant them.

The Creemore Horticultural Society (CHS) is offering a seed-planting workshop for the public on Wednesday, April 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall, 22 Caroline Street West in Creemore.  This workshop will help answer your questions about growing plants from seeds and teach you the techniques to get started.

You do not need to be a member of CHS to participate. All ages are welcome to attend although those age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult (only one child per adult, please.) All workshop supplies will be provided. You will leave with a covered container holding planted seeds for two different types of heirloom tomatoes, two lettuces and one sunflower.  Instruction will be provided on how to care for your seeds so that they will sprout, how to care for seedlings, how to get them ready to move outside, when to transplant them, and more.

Although the workshop is entirely free, advance registration is required due to limited space.

A donation of $5 is suggested to help cover costs. Register by e-mail to [email protected] or call Judi Parker at 1-519-925-5368 to provide the number and names of participants.

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