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Want to shovel out of the snowdrift and talk plants? Garden planning, and especially seed shopping, is best with friends. Join gardener and author Margaret Roach from A Way to Garden dot com for an impromptu, interactive, social “garden club” where this time we’ll focus on seeds.
Plan a garden yielding year-round results—whether for freezing, canning or drying—with Margaret’s clever harvest-stashing tips, plus track down unusual herbs and beneficial flowers that increase wanted insect activity and garden health, too.
She’ll bring along a pile of her favorite unusual, little-known seed catalogs to browse together, plus special seed-starting light setups and other gear. Topics include how to find the best quality, which varieties match your intended end use (not all cucumbers make good pickles, nor do all tomatoes dry well!), when to sow what and how (go home with a calendar customized to our area), and the mathematics of “succession sowing” for longest harvest. Learn whether to plant heirlooms, hybrids, or both—and if organic seed really makes a difference.
Our get-together starts with a short slide presentation, and includes sowing demos.
Most of all: Come prepared with any and all Urgent Garden Questions, whether related to seeds or not. Snack and beverage will be served while we shop the catalogs, learn, and chat.
When & Where
HGS Home Chef
Cancellation policy: We do not offer refunds on purchased tickets, but cancellations are entitled to credit for another class of equal value within the subsequent two months.
Questions about classes, or trouble registering for a class? Email homechef [at] hillsdalegeneralstore [dot] com, or call us at (518) 325-7000.
About us: The HGS in Hillsdale Home Chef stands for Hillsdale General Store, our mother company in Hillsdale, New York. This new kitchen store, at 2635 Route 23, will offer all the cookware, tools and gadgets that any home chef could possibly hope for, but what sets us apart is our two beautiful teaching kitchens. Within these inviting rooms, renowned national and local experts offer classes on how to prepare the most delicious food, simple to sublime. The historic 1870's house, directly across from the General Store, has undergone a complete restoration (including the turret!). Its gracious rooms have regained their charm and we simply cannot wait to share this gem with you.