Winter Sowing

Winter Sowing: An Economical Way to Start Your Garden

If you have ever been interested in gardening and are looking for an economical way to start nurturing your green thumb, we have just the solution for you. Join the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Montour and Northumberland Counties on November 18th, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Thomas Beaver Free Library, as we delve into the world of Winter Sowing. This method of planting is not only cost-effective but also simple, reliable, and enjoyable. Plus, you won’t have to worry about your indoor space being taken up by an excessive amount of plants!

About Winter Sowing

Winter Sowing is a unique gardening technique that involves starting plant seeds outdoors in the winter. This approach allows the seeds to naturally stratify, or break dormancy, in the cold weather, resulting in strong and healthy plants come spring. It’s a method that is not only economical but also saves you the hassle of having to manage indoor seed-starting setups that can take up considerable space and require constant attention.

During our session, we’ll explain the process in detail, provide you with tips and tricks, and answer any questions you might have. Whether you’re a novice gardener or an experienced green thumb, you’re sure to pick up some valuable knowledge.

Join Us!

So, are you ready to learn one of the most economical ways to start plants for your garden? Whether you’re planning for your 2024 garden or just want to try a new hobby, winter sowing could be just the thing for you. It’s easy, reliable, and fun – and your indoor space won’t be overflowing with plants! Join us on November 18th, and let’s sow the seeds of knowledge together.

Accessibility and Inclusivity

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to creating an inclusive environment and encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Suann Leighow at 570-316-6519 in advance of your participation or visit. We aim to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn and enjoy this experience.

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