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Seed Starting for the Edible Garden

Schedule and location

Saturday, ,January 18, 2020, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Arbor Room, Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$29.00 member
$34.00 nonmember

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Start vegetables from seed in this hands-on workshop and go home with a tray of seeds -- all supplies included! Discover techniques and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors. Explore lighting, soil types, containers, sowing schedules, and plant selection with a gardening expert. Avoid common pitfalls and improve seed starting success. Get a tray of seeds started in class that you can take home with you.

In the January class, scheduled in conjunction with our free Seed Swap, you’ll start cool-season veggies such as leafy greens and more, or others you can grow in your window sill. In the February class, you’ll start tomatoes and peppers so they are ready to harden off and plant in the garden by May.

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Seed Swap

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Nina Koziol

Nina Koziol has taught landscape design and horticulture classes at the Arboretum since 1998. She has a degree in Education and Environmental Science.  Her one-acre garden features beds and borders designed to attract hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators and nectar-seeking insects. Raised beds and a 1000 sq foot garden feature a variety of edibles. Her articles appear regularly in Chicagoland Gardening and The Landscape Contractor magazines. See more of her garden at www.thisgardencooks.com 

Course details

Notes: Held indoors.  Limit 25

Seed Starting for the Edible Garden