Seed Starting Fundamentals

March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Cooking School, 2nd Floor inside Broadway Armory Park
5917 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60660
Peterson Garden Project

Eager to get a jump start on the growing season? In this class we will discuss how seeds sprout, and how you can re-create the right germination conditions indoors or in your outdoor garden plot. We will talk about seed-starting dates, sanitation, best seed-starting mixes, navigating the information on a seed packet and why wind or a fan is important for young plants!

For the hands-on portion we will:

-demonstrate the correct level of soil moisture, watering methods and planting depth

-show a variety of different containers for planting seeds, and setups for achieving optimum light and temperature

-do germination tests

-go over next seedling’ next steps’ – fertilizing, potting up, and transplanting

You will go home with your own tray of seeds to germinate, as well as more for planting later!

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About the Instructor

Breanne Heath is a certified horticulturist and experienced edible garden educator who loves growing and teaching others about growing food!


Interested in volunteering for this class? Email [email protected] for more info.