Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Portage Library to host "Winter Sowing" program Feb. 2

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host Advanced Master Gardener Lynn Watson at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, for her presentation on "Winter Sowing."

This presentation will teach participants how to plant seeds outdoors right now using mini-greenhouses made of translucent plastic recyclables that are placed in the snow. Participants will learn how to plant and place the containers in the snow and find out how they can continue to sow containers of seeds all winter.

"Vigorous plants growing outdoors need no hardening off," Watson explained. "I used this method at Michigan Tech for the Tech gardens in 2011, and it works!"

Watson is the head gardener at Michigan Technological University. She is also the owner of Interiorscapes, a company devoted to professionally helping homes and offices welcome healthy green plants into their living and work environments.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, Please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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