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Starting garden seeds indoors: Frontier Extension offers classes

Want to beat the winter blues and start gardening early? Interested in growing a hard to find transplant variety in your garden this year? The Frontier Extension District will be hosting “starting garden seeds indoors” classes on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

The same class will be offered at three different locations within the Frontier Extension District on that Saturday. At 10 a.m., the class will be in Garnett at Anderson County Annex Extension, 411 S. Oak. The Lyndon class will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Extension office, 128 W. 15th St. The evening program in Ottawa will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 401 W. 13th St.

Presenter will be Shannon Blocker, Frontier Extension District horticulture agent. Participants will learn about selecting varieties and quality seed, determining date to seed, light and temperature requirements, and hardening transplants prior to planting outdoors. Seed starting materials and a variety of equipment will be used in the demonstration. Interested persons should register by Thursday, Feb. 16, indicating the class location, by calling 785-448-6826, email or online at

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