Sunday, February 2nd 12 - 3pm
Starting Seeds – Onions, pepper seeds, woody perennials
Perennial propagation and forcing
In this months workshop we will focus on indoor seed starting. Beginning with tools and equipment, and finishing our topic with species specific planting requirements, participants will learn how to successfully start early crops like tomatoes, peppers, basil, flowers, chard, lettuce and more.
After discussing various tools needed we will dive into our planning portion. We will learn how to build a comprehensive spreadsheet laying out planting dates and quantities for any variety.
During the second half of the workshop we will discuss growing mediums and amendments for your seedlings. We will also be getting our hands dirty as participants will have a chance to plant a few seeds as well as learn how to propagate plants that spread via runner roots.
To finish the day off I will briefly discuss the beginnings of seed saving. Tomatoes, and some of the other plants discussed during this workshop, are excellent species for anyone wanting to start their own seed saving. I will talk about how we can begin to incorporate this into the garden even at the early stages of March seed starting.
By the end of this months workshop attendees should have:
The confidence to use the tools you have learned to start your own seeds indoors.
A better understanding of how to propagate plants that require splitting and forcing.
The beginnings of learning to save your own seeds.
This months 3 hour workshop will focus primarily on designing your garden space and crop plan for a 3 year rotation.
To finish the day, we will look at seed starting for early varieties, perennial herb propagation and forcing.
Please remember to bring:
* This workshop takes place in our greenhouse; it can get pretty bright in there.
Weather appropriate clothing
Proper footwear for the garden and greenhouses
Notebook and pen
Pictures and details of your space/property.
A wish list of your garden crops.