Hort Society hosts seed-planting workshop

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Although it may not look like spring outside your door, it is coming. For many gardeners, the best way to satisfy the “gardening itch” and get ready for the growing season is to start your precious plants from seed. The time to do that is now!

The idea of starting and caring for seedlings can be a bit daunting for anyone who has never done it.  Those pretty seed packets in the stores around town are so enticing, but the instructions are often rather limited. How do you know what seeds to choose?  What is the best way to plant them? How do you care for them once they are started? When is it time to put them outside?

The Creemore Horticultural Society (CHS) is offering a seed-planting workshop for the public on Wednesday, April 3 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 those questions and more. 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, this workshop is for you.

You do not need to be a member of CHS to participate.  All ages are welcome to attend; however, 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 (Black Krim and Brandywine), two Flashy Trout lettuces, and a 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.

Advance registration is required to ensure adequate supplies are available. A $5 fee is payable at the door.  Register by e-mail to [email protected] or call Judi at 1-519-925-5368 to provide the number and names of participants.

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