How & Why to Start from Seed with Marsha Stern

Learn the hows and whys of starting seeds indoors from gardener Marsha Stern over zoom. Marsha will demonstrate how to fill containers with soil and how to set the seeds. She’ll show participants how to choose containers, placement and watering methods.
Marsha will also provide information and advice on reading seed packets, other sources of plant-specific information, troubleshooting, and holding and saving seed.
To get ready for this workshop, participants need to look around their home and collect a bucket or bowl to work in, a large jar of water, a mixing tool, a paring knife or other sharp, pointy object and 2 containers in which to plant their seeds. Containers can be small clay or plastic pots, or any container at least 2-1/2″ deep that can be punctured for drainage.Tofu cartons and blue plastic mushroom cartons are an ideal size. Even 4-6 plastic drinking cups might fill the bill.
Once a person contacts the library to receive a zoom invitation to this program, a packet with enough soil to fill 2 pint containers and a choice of lettuce, basil, yarrow and lobelia seeds will be made available to pick up at the library. Participants will have the option of planting during the workshop or later, away from their computers.
Marsha began starting plants indoors with frugality in mind. She has stayed with it for the undiminished pleasure of seeing green life emerge from a box of dirt at any time of year. Although she has gradually added various assistive devices, she encourages beginners to start with nothing more than a little understanding and some ingenuity. She is the current coordinator of the Bellows Falls Community Garden.To receive an invitation to join this live zoom presentation, contact programming@rockinghamlibrary.orgor call the library at (802) 463-4270.

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Feb 24 2022


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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