The next seed packaging is Wednesday Oct 24 from 5-8 pm at the White Bear Library.
I promised moving our events to different days of the week to accommodate more people and so this time it's on a Wednesday. (Just a FYI--Wednesdays are quite booked at the library so most of our events will still be on Monday or Tuesday evenings.) As usual, come when you can and stay as long as you like. Treats provided. No experience necessary! Come help package seeds for the seed library and enjoy the conversation with other gardeners.
The next Seed Talk is Tuesday November 13 at 6:30 pm at the White Bear Lake Library.
The topic is Black Gold! Come find out what I mean by Black Gold and how you can make your own Black Gold with little effort.
Also I will show several methods for starting vegetable and native plant seeds. Yes, it's too early now to start tomato seeds, but it's not too early to think about it! Also, one of the easiest methods to start native plant seeds is done after a frost.
After a frost brings me up to the subject of Planting Garlic.
Yep, about 1-2 weeks after a killing frost is the time to plant garlic. So it's time to start buying your garlic to plant. Don't buy supermarket garlic as it is a soft neck garlic which doesn't grow well in Minnesota. Buy hard neck garlic such as Rocambole, Purple Stripe and Porcelain. You can find them at Farmer's markets or garden stores.
Read this article on planting garlic by the University of Minnesota here: Growing Garlic
Or try this article from High Mowing Organic Seeds here: Garlic Growing
There are still flowers blooming and vegetables to harvest--enjoy your gardens!