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Starting Plants from Seed

  • Dennis & Judtih Jones Visitor and Education Center 5595 Grand Drive Saint Louis, MO, 63112 United States (map)

From Our Backyard to Yours – Indoor Classes With Experts from Forest Park Forever

Get a head start on the spring vegetable planning 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 seeds that are difficult to germinate , 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.

All classes are held in the Learning Lab Classroom of the Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor & Education Center. Free and open to the public!

To register, please email FPF Education Coordinator Jean Turney at Space is limited, so please register early.