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2018 Seed Starting and Propagation

Date:         Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 9:30:00 AM to Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 4:30:00 PM


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Seed Starting (Morning Session)

Get a jump on the season by starting your plants from seed. Less expensive than buying transplants, starting your own also gives you a much broader choice of interesting varieties!

You will find out about seed choice, start times, and growing methods, including windowsill and grow-light gardening. Whether you are interested in annuals, perennials, edibles, or even shrubs and trees, this workshop will give you the information you need to go from starting a seed through to planting it in the ground.

You will learn how to start your own seeds to take home for your garden.  Through a series of demonstrations, you will learn the proper care and handling of a variety of young seedlings. You will also practice transplanting, to help you get the sturdiest and healthiest seedlings! 

Propagation (Afternoon Session)

Learn all about the various types of propagation, including leaf and stem cuttings, root division, layering, and bulbs.  You will also learn about treating cuttings with rooting hormone.

Get hands-on experience with methods of propagation that are easy for you to do at home, and find out about a few that require special equipment and more advanced skills.

You will take home an assortment of potted-up cuttings for you to grow on. Be prepared to handle soil in this workshop, and please bring a set of hand pruners.  You will also need a bag or a box to transport your seedlings home in.



Saturday March 10th, 2018



09:30am - 4:30pm


Schedule for the day:

09:30am - 12:30pm - Part 1 - Seed Starting

12:30pm - 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - 4:30pm - Part 2 - Propagation


Calgary Horticultural Society Office

208 - 50 AVE SW  


(click here for map)


Elaine Rude


Hands-on Workshop

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Tea and coffee included

What to Bring:

Gardening gloves - if you need them for handling soil

Hand pruners

Bring a bag or box to take your cuttings home.

You may wish to bring a pen & notebook / something to take notes


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Workshop - Registration & Refund Policy

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. All workshops are at the Society’s office (208 – 50 Ave SW), unless otherwise noted.

No Refunds on workshops, unless cancelled by the Society, or if there is a wait list. Space is limited, register early to avoid disappointment.