CARLISLE, Pa. — If you are eagerly waiting, after a long winter, to get outside and start digging in your vegetable garden, then “Ready, Set, Grow!” is the gardening workshop for you. Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and Educators on March 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office in Carlisle, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration and light morning refreshments, followed at 9 a.m. by Educator Liz Bosak on “Successful Seed Starting Indoors.” Starting your own seeds is a great way to get exactly the vegetable varieties that you want. Liz shares tips and techniques for germinating seeds indoors and growing vigorous and healthy seedlings that will be in prime condition for transitioning to outdoor gardens or containers. Healthy plants begin with healthy soils, and you will learn the basics of soil improvement with Master Gardener Bob MacGregor. New vegetable varieties for 2017, and integrated pest management for some of the worst vegetable pests, will also be covered during the program.
The registration fee for this program is only $5 this year and includes handouts and light morning refreshments. Door prizes, including seeds, soil test kits and hand tools, will be given. Space is limited, so please register by contacting Penn State Extension in Cumberland County by March 15. Walk-ins will be accepted only if space is available.
— Penn State Extension of Cumberland County