Super Seed Starting!

Event Type: Adults
Date: 4/2/2019
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
 In this hands-on workshop we will discuss and demonstrate the techniques that ensure your success in starting plants from seed. After a brief overview of the amazing structure of seeds, we will take an in depth look at what is involved in starting a plant from a seed. Choosing seeds, soil, containers, lighting, watering, temperature, fertilizing, and transplanting your seedling will be covered. The art of seed saving at the end of the growing season will also be reviewed. Each participant will plant flower seeds to take home for their garden.

Liz Alakszay is an instructor for Longwood Gardens and a horticultural instructor for the Chester County Night School. She retired as Chester County Master Gardener Coordinator in 2017, after running the program for 6 years. She is a featured lecturer at many gardening venues throughout the region. When she is not teaching or starting over 600 plants from seed, you can find her and her two dogs and cat in her certified pollinator and natural wildlife habitat garden.

Cost: $10.00 per person, payable at the door

This event is a celebration of Longwood Gardens' Community Read focus on the science of the plant world and where it all started... seeds. Attendees will be entered into a free raffle drawing for vouchers for free admission to Longwood Gardens, to be awarded at the conclusion of tonight's program. For more information on Longwood's Community Read, go to
Library: Phoenixville Public Library
Location: Community Education Room
Other Information:
 This event is open to the public. Reservations are required.
Contact: Mark Pinto
Contact Number: 610-933-3013 x132
Presenter: Elizabeth Alakszay
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

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