Learn how to start plants from seeds April 17

Apr 09, 2014

Join Jim Janke, master gardener, for a free program on how to start plants from seeds at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at the Canton Branch Library. Starting plants from seeds allows gardeners to choose from many more plant varieties, lowers the cost of growing many plants of the same variety, and helps to avoid the transmission of some plant diseases. Plus, seeds are the only way to propagate some plants.

Janke will cover what seeds need to grow, how to select seed-starting containers, how to sow seeds, how to transplant and more.

This is a Giving Garden program. The Giving Garden is a raised-bed vegetable garden located behind the Canton Branch Library that is used to teach various aspects of gardening. A joint initiative of the Haywood County Public Library, the Haywood County Cooperative Extension, and the Haywood County Master Gardener Program, the Giving Garden is supported by the Friends of the Library and the Master Gardener Volunteer Association.

For more information on the seed starting program or the Giving Garden, call the Canton Branch Library at 648-2924.