Winter Sowing of Native Plants: Create Your Own Mini-Greenhouse

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Registration for this event will close on February 25, 2024 @ 2:00pm.
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Come learn how to grow your own native wildflowers and grasses using recycled containers using the winter sowing method of starting seeds outdoors in winter. Including native plants in your surroundings is a great way to provide food and habitat for pollinators and other wildlife. You can expand your native plantings inexpensively by growing them yourself from seed. This workshop will cover the benefits of this method of germinating seeds and the advantages it has over indoor seed-starting, which requires grow lights and hardening-off of seedlings.

We’ll send you home with a mini greenhouse made from an up-cycled plastic jug filled with a planted seed selection. Proper aftercare will also be shared. Participants should bring their own transparent or translucent gallon jugs–clean milk or water jugs are perfect. Please bring extras to share if you have them!

Presented by Beth Ann Loveland Sennett, Advanced Master Gardener and West Hartford Garden Club Civic Projects Co-Chair, and Peter Picone, DEEP Wildlife Biologist.

Co-Sponsored by the West Hartford Garden Club. 

Space is limited. Registration required. 


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