What's the difference between Heirloom, Organic and Hybrid Seeds? It does matter which you choose as there is a big difference, esp if you want to save seeds from your harvest to share or plant next year.
Come to LEARN and SHOP! Great vendors and educational exhibits, talks throughout the day, seeds and garden supplies to get you going for the season. Seed Swap too. Join us March 2, 2019.
8 weeks of classroom instruction and hands-on workshops covering everything from soil preparation and seed selection to planting, maintaining, harvesting and preserving. Focus is on gardens you can EAT as well as colourful and helpful companion flowers. 2019 registration opens soon.
Saving your own seeds and swapping seeds with gardeners in your region will ensure you are planting seeds that are adapted to the local climate and atmosphere.
Whatever our reasons to save seeds, here's a great article that will help you know what to save (Hint - not hybrid seeds as they won't breed 'true'). Most importantly we want to be sure we do it the right way so our carefully saved seeds will germinate! Read more here about when and how to save seeds.
Here's where you'll find terrific garden tips and resources from recent Seedy Saturdays such as quick links to exhibitors and garden catalogs, handouts from various talks, even recipes!
Seed packages usually identify how many weeks ahead of average last frost date to start the seeds. Count back from that frost date for each type of seed. Start hardening off for 1-2 weeks after this date and keep a close eye on the night temperatures. May 24 is a safer date for actually planting out.
London Middlesex Master Gardeners are a non-profit group of volunteers operating locally since 1985. Our mandate is to provide unbiased gardening advice and expertise to encourage successful and sustainable horticultural practices for home gardeners.