Growing an organic garden from seeds you saved yourself is the ultimate in gardening self-reliance. But that’s only one reason to take up this hobby. In addition to the satisfaction that comes from self-sufficiency, you’ll reap multiple immediate benefits. First and foremost, you will save money. Seeds are cheaper than transplants, and seeds you save yourself are free! If you save seeds from the very best specimens in your garden, you’ll also improve your seed stock year after year and develop varieties especially well-suited to your microclimate. You’ll be able to select for desired traits such as flavor, size, productivity, appearance, and pest- and disease-resistance. You can also grow plant varieties that are harder to find as ready-to-transplant seedlings.
Tuesday, April 22
6 to 7:30 p.m.
West Irving Library
4444 W. Rochelle Road
Speakers: Marilyn and Donelle Simmons, Gardens Inspirations/The FarmGirls Organic Gardening Radio Show
To register online click here.
For more information, call the Office of Environmental Stewardship at (972) 742-2296.