Seed Swap germinates ideas for spring

Susan Howell
Seed Swap germinates ideas for spring

Dozens of people came out to swap seeds and gardening tips during UNR Extension Douglas County Master Gardner’s seed swap Saturday.

Dozens of people arrived out to swap seeds and gardening ideas through UNR Extension Douglas County Learn Gardner’s seed swap Saturday.

The declaring could be “April showers, carry May perhaps flowers,” but what grows during spring truly commenced Saturday in the course of the UNR Extension Douglas County Master Gardner’s 2nd once-a-year seed swap.

The previous Saturday of January is Nationwide Seed Swapping Working day, which encourages gardeners of all stages and even those who are not gardeners, to swap seeds and planting ideas in reminder that spring is on its way.

“It’s actually about bringing the group collectively and encouraging folks to plant, backyard and improve in the group,” stated UNR Extension Horticulture Outreach Coordinator Jessica Gardner.

Gardner explained seeds ended up donated from group members, Hudson River Sow Correct Seed Co. and the Botanical Seed Co.

“We experienced a assortment of seeds donated so folks have obtain to them, and we supplied ideas and information and facts on what’s very good to grow for the place and when they should really be planted,” said Gardner.

Seeds of all kinds ranging from greens, ornamentals, herbs, and more have been out there for using, like seed bombs.

“Seed bombs are a combination of indigenous seeds blended alongside one another with clay and compost and then rolled up into balls,” UNR Extension Gardener Intern Barb Lorier. “You make it, throw it, and enjoy it mature.”

Gardner claimed the seed bombs are a fun way to get youth concerned in gardening and which is just what Carson City resident Barb Mathers plans to do.

“I homeschool my young children, so it will be a awesome experiment and lesson for them to do,” stated Mathers. “They’re going to enjoy throwing them.”

Gardnerville resident Trish Koepnick mentioned she enjoys to backyard garden but struggles a very little with keeping pests away.

“It’s extremely encouraging to be ready to arrive to get assist and have inquiries answered,” she mentioned. “I know the business office is normally open for that sort of thing but owning an party like this exactly where people today can arrive and get strategies and some seeds all in just one location manufactured it entertaining.”

Coming up following is a Master Gardeners four-section workshop sequence: Plant a Pollinator Backyard in a Weekend, which consists of lessons in Fundamental Garden Structure, Hummingbirds and Butterflies and Standard Pollinator Gardens. For far more details e-mail Gardner at [email protected] or get in touch with 775-782-9960.

The UNR Extension of Douglas County presents educational outreach plans for the local community on various subjects together with agriculture and gardening as a result of the Learn Gardener classes and additional. For extra information pay a visit to or contact 775-782-9960. The UNR Extension Office environment is positioned at 1325 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

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