A Winter Germination Workshop will be held on Monday March 4th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the Jefferson County Conservation District Office in front of the Fairgrounds. (1514 PA-28, Brookville, PA 15825)
Please bring any opaque gallon milk jugs that you would like to use, scissors or a small utility knife, Duct Tape, your seeds and a small bag of Jiffy Seed Mix. You can also substitute other drink containers or a seed starting soil mixture that you prefer or may already have on hand. I will have common milkweed seeds to share with those who might not have spring seeds. Please bring friends and a drink of your choice. There will not be refreshments.
Summer seeds such as tomatoes, peppers and tender vines, do not germinate well here in our zone 5. Natives and perennials do very well. Just set the containers out in the snow in a sunny spot and when Mother Nature decides it’s time for them to germinate, they will. Feel free to experiment with your own seeds.
This is a free introductory session of the upcoming Summer Workshops. A presentation, workshop and garden activity will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, at 6 pm, at the Jefferson County Conservation District Office by the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration is required through Cvent. Workshop supplies will be provided to participants who register for all 6 months or at least a month ahead of time. Take home a Vermicompost bin, a compost bin, a water collection barrel, and more. Full registration is $90 and monthly registrations are $25 each. Bring an immediate family member for free. Workshop supplies not provided for free family member.
Educational information will be provided by the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Jefferson County. For more information, call 849-7361 (Ext 508) or e-mail JeffersonMG@psu.edu.