Learn how to sow seeds in winter with the Royal Oak Garden Club – Daily Tribune
Using empty plastic milk jugs and some soil, the Royal Oak Garden Club will demonstrate how to create these mini greenhouses to grow perennial and annual seeds over the winter at an event on February 17. (Royal Oak Garden Club photo)
Cold temperatures and snow are no challenge for gardeners planting annual and perennial seeds to get a jump on spring.
The Royal Oak Garden Club is hosting a free workshop at 1pm on Saturday, February 17 in Side A of the building located at 1481 Wordsworth in Ferndale.
“It’s a way to plant some seeds outside in the different weather conditions we have,” said Barb Bolton, president of the Royal Oak Garden Club. “I think it’s magic how seeds sprout and start growing.”
At the upcoming workshop, attendees will learn how to create a mini greenhouse out of one-gallon plastic milk jugs. This method provides an easy way to grow abundant garden plants starting in February. Freezing and thawing seeds helps them germinate.Participants are asked to bring their own milk jug and seeds. Clear jugs are better than using all-white jugs. ROGC will provide soil.
Erika Zador of Tumbleweed Garden Consulting will present the event, as she did at the same location last year.
“We just enjoy getting our hands dirty,” Bolton said. “This seems to be becoming more popular as an activity during this time of year when you wonder if spring will ever come.”
To register for the event, go to signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4FAEAC2CAAF49-47141400-rogc#/
The Royal Oak Garden Club began in 1932 and focuses on horticultural education and community service.
The club has a vernal garden walk, maintains a garden near the fountain at the Detroit Zoo, and a pollinator garden on the perimeter of the Royal Oak Community Garden at the Churchill Community Educational Center, 707 Girard Street.
For more information contact ROGC via email at email@example.com
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