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2/13/2024: Grow everything from artichokes to zucchini from seed at home!


Seed Starting

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grow everything from artichokes to zucchini from seed at home! Save money, get your garden started early, and enjoy the wondrous and exciting process of seed germination and plant growth in your home throughout the winter. We'll discuss when to start your seeds, how to use tools such as grow lights, heat mats, mylar emergency blankets, and soil blockers; and how to sow seeds in purchased plastic or biodegradable cell pots, re-used 4-inch "community pots", upcycled containers, and soil blocks. Virtual attendees will be actively included, and in-person attendees will leave with herb and/or vegetable seeds started in upcycled containers.

Shoshanna Cole is a Master Gardener, homesteader, planetary geologist, and educator. She completed her Master Gardener training in 2014 while finishing her PhD at Cornell studying rocks on Mars using space robots; virtual and hybrid meetings have been a regular part of her professional career since 2002 (yes, 02, not 20). She has taught science for non-scientists at the college level since 1997, and has volunteered on the CCETC Growline since 2018. Her garden focuses on annual and perennial edible plants, especially unusual species and varieties. Shoshe is excited to share her love of seed starting and the satisfaction of growing your own food.


self-determined sliding scale, (class is valued at $20)



Marissa Nolan
Horticulture Team Lead
607-272-2292 x194


This event is online


Cornell Cooperative Extension
615 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY 14850

Last updated January 22, 2024