The workshops cover the benefits of this different method of germinating seeds. Skilled gardeners will demonstrate the technique and describe its advantages over starting seeds indoors, which requires grow lights and hardening-off of seedlings.
Two sessions are planned for Jan. 19 (2024; Friday): from 9:30-10:45 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The same sessions, at the same times, also are planned for Jan. 20 (Saturday). All will be held at the Montgomery County 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Rd.
Workshop spaces are limited, and advance registration is required. No previous gardening experience is needed, and all materials will be provided. Register online, or call toll-free to 1-877-345-0691 to sign up. For more information on the workshops, call 610-489-4315.
Participants will learn winter sowing techniques, the materials needed, what seeds can be used, and how to plant the seedlings once they germinate. They also will make a mini-greenhouse, and sow seeds in a container (at top) they can take home.
Attendance is free and open to the public, and free parking is available. However, donations to the county Master Gardeners program are appreciated.
Master Gardeners have been specially trained and certified by Penn State Extension. They provide education on a broad range of horticultural topics, and practices based on university research and recommendations. Presenters for the winter sowing workshops are Master Gardeners Virginia Cunningham, Lori Curtis, and Sandie Menke.
Photo provided to Travels With The Post by Penn State Extension of Montgomery County