Starting Seeds Indoors

Get a head start on the spring vegetable planing season by starting seeds indoors this winter. Seeds started indoors are less vulnerable to pests, mature earlier in the season, and are less prone to competition from weeds. Patrick Greenwald, horticulturist from Forest Park Forever will be teaching a class on seed starting; equipping participants with the right knowledge and tools. Tomatoes and peppers, two difficult to germinate seeds, require pre-treatment as do native wildflowers. Learn what steps need to be taken to collect and prepare seeds for germination and what "tools" are required for successful healthy germination and transplanting plants into your garden. Participants will receive a packet of vegetable seeds, and two native wildflower seed packets which have been .prepared for germination. Discover that expensive supplies are not necessary, and that common household items can be used to sprout seeds indoors this winter.

Class will be held in the Learning Lab classroom of the Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor and Education center in Forest Park.

Space is limited and fills quickly. To register, contact Jean at jturney@forestparkforever.org