The Secrets of Seed Starting - In Person Workshop - Saturday September 25th
Starting seeds can often be the trickiest part of a successful home garden. Its quite literally why we exist as a plant nursery! It can be so challenging to grow healthy, disease free, sturdy and weather acclimated starter plants that many home gardeners give up on it and just come buy their plants from us instead. We have been providing Miami with the healthiest seedlings in town for 7 years and this is the first time we will be teaching a workshop during which we will share all of our essential secrets, tips and tricks so you can grow yourself super duper happy healthy seedlings too.
This workshop will take place at our plant nursery in the Redland and is being taught by our seed starter and plant whisperer extraordinaire farmer Tiff. She has been managing our seedling operation since the first day and is the keeper of the seedling secrets! She will give the group a tour of the nursery and explain why we made some of the design decisions we did when building it. After that we will gather in our potting shed to learn about all of the specialty materials we use and she will do lots of hands on demonstrations because seed starting is best learned with the body and the mind together.
This class is intimately sized so that we can all have a chance to participate in seed starting too! Each participant will get to start their own 50 cell tray of seedlings using the Little River Coop super extensive seed stash, after which you'll get detailed instructions for taking care of your seed tray at home. Getting to start a tray from our seed collection is a pretty sweet deal if you have a garden you were going to buy plants for. We have thousands of seed varieties in our collection and you'll be able to choose and plant whatever you'd like, which will save you from having to buy lots of seed packets just to use a few measly seeds. If you take good care of your cell tray you'll have 50 healthy seedlings in just 3-4 short weeks that can be transplanted into your garden for fall.
Saturday, September 25th
10am - 12 noon
Little River Coop Nursery @ AgriTrace Institute
22305 SW 157th Avenue
Redland, FL. 33170
This workshop is a 2 hour long lecture-style discussion of the following topics:
-tour of our nursery, why we designed it the way we did
-tour of the potting shed
-introduction to materials
-hands on techniques for seed starting
-issues to look out for with young plants
-special seed needs: scarification, light, stratification
-hands on activity: lets plant a 50 cell tray!
-caring for your 50 cell tray at home for optimum success
Due to the intimate nature of the workshops we do not offer refunds for cancellations but we oftentimes have a waitlist so with enough warning we can try to replace you and then refund your payment.
Before attending please review the CDC guidelines for small and large gatherings. While the workshop will be taking place outdoors we do suggest that masks be worn by all attendees while not seated in the class. This includes during trips to the bathroom, while exploring the property or getting a tour of the greenhouse or any other time when you are socializing or moving around.