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SOLD OUT – Virtual Winter Seed Sowing for Beginners

Virtual program offered online via Zoom
Saturday, February 27th
10:00am-11:30am CST via Zoom

Registration is required

Do you ever wish you could start seeds for your garden without all the muss and fuss of trying to sustain them indoors during the winter? There is a way! And it’s pretty darn easy…join us on a Saturday morning and learn the techniques of winter sowing in miniature “greenhouses” made out of gallon milk/water jugs. Cantigny staff horticulturist, Liz Omura, and Ellen Meyer, Cantigny volunteer with many years of winter sowing under her belt, will explain and demonstrate the process. You’ll then be ready to start some mini greenhouses of your own.

What do you need to get started? Hunt for translucent one-gallon milk or water jugs (rinsed out; caps not needed) — you can ask friends and neighbors to save a few for you or take a walk in your neighborhood on recycling day and grab a few from local recycle bins. Another good source of jugs would be a nearby coffee shop — they go through multiple jugs per day! Also, a hefty pair of scissors, soilless planting mix, twisty-tie material and plant tags and certainly seeds for those plants that sound interesting to you!