BLUFFTON — The Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area will hold the lecture Seed Starting Basics at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Bluffton Public Library lower level, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.
The guest speaker will be Marilyn Beltz, a current member and past president of the Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers.
The lecture will cover which seeds are best planted early in trays with specialty soil and which seeds are best sown directly in your garden in the spring, as well as how to avoid the “damping off” virus.
The GBPA not only has monthly educational gardening programs from March thru November, they also manage the Bluffton Community Garden. The Community Garden has both traditional large growing plots for items like pumpkins or large harvest quantities, it also has smaller Discovery Plots, which are designed to give new or returning gardeners smaller easy to control area to grow veggies, herbs and flowers. In 2018, an area of the Community Garden was converted to a permanent Monarch Waystation, filled with 7 different types of milkweed, and lots of other natives and high nectar plants for both Monarch and other Pollinators.
So if you’d like to learn more about either renting a full sun plot or setting up a tour for your group of the Monarch Waystation and Community Garden stop by the meeting and talk to one of the members. Or contact us through our Facebook page: @GardenersoftheBlufftonPandoraArea