Sowing Your Seeds! with Kinburn Farms

Hands on experience getting seeds started for your summer garden

Kinburn Farms Workshop: Sowing your Seeds!
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kinburn Farms
Kinburn, Ontario, Canada
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In this interactive workshop you will learn which seeds are best for you and your family, then you'll pot up trays, plant a variety of vegetables, label and chart them. Topics covered include:

Choosing your vegetables

Weekly consumption – storage space - meal planning, canning, preserving

Size of garden – garden plan, planting diagram, harvest chart, time/funds available.

Methods - straw bale gardening, vertical gardening, container gardening, interplanting, companion planting.

Seed choice – days to maturity, canning.

Materials – potting up space, water, seeding log, brush, tools.


Where to put seed trays?  Light, drainage, water.

Soil – Saturation, Filling trays, packing the soil.

Seeding – Packing, poking, labeling, recording

Watering – Bottom watering  vs. overhead watering, proper drainage

Lights –Timer, stretching, turning.  

Expected yields – Seeding chart, calendar.

Record keeping – Importance – root veg, variety, transplant dates, # planted, # germinated, transplant dates, calendar.


When to transplant – Time of day, wilt, prewatering, pending weather

Roots –Root zone, tools

Spacing – days to harvest, roots, proximity

String lines – minding the elements

Watering – timing

Companion planting – frequency, pest concerns

Block planting – lettuce, beets, carrots, onions…

Direct seeding – succession planting – beets, carrots…    

Price: $40 

For more information, to check out their other workshops or to register, check out the Kinburn Farms site or like them on facebook to get an inside look at life on a family farm.

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