What will I learn in the workshop?
We are dedicated to sustainable organic practices. We could add this in the title of each class, but its easier to just say all of our classes ONLY teach organic practices.
We will discuss a variety of easy and advanced veggie, herb, and flower seeds to start. - Certainly a focus on early/cold weather crops, but if you have questions about others, just ask.
We will discuss possible times to sow seeds indoors and the conditions you'll need to create to have them ready to plant outdoors.
The life cycle from dormant seed through harvest.
Storing seeds and testing seed viability.
The structure of seeds and their diverse conditions for success.
How to make your own potting soils (possible ingredients and what they do).
What to look for in store bought potting mixes.
Types of pots/trays to use.
How to make soil blocks and why they are better than plastic pots.
How to set up an indoor grow light system.
How and when to pot-up a plant.
When to give up on a plant and start over.
How to make & use cold frames, row covers, frost blankets, and cloches to harden off plants and protect them from the elements (a core concept in 4 season gardening).