Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Finding the right seed

In Southeast Michigan, it is time, actually past time, to plant peas, potatoes, lettuce, onions, radishes and parsley, and of course the greens: spinach, Swiss chard, kale, etc...
Finding the right seed can be a challenge, especially if you have scruples about organic and non- genetically modified.

There are many different types of seeds available. Not only are there different varieties of the same plant, there are different ways the seeds are produced. There are cultivar (cultivated variety which can be a hybrid or open-pollinated); genetically engineered; genetically modified; open-pollinated; hybrid; heirloom and of course organic. For more information on this, visit www.ezfromseed.org.

Here's some of the top seed and nursery catalog companies:
www.gurneys.com seed and nursery
www.seedsavers.org nonprofit heirloom seeds
www.burpee.com since 1881 seed and nursery
www.jungseed.com since 1907

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tree pruning workshop to be held in Novi

Pruning Trees and Shrubs with Janet Macunovich is April 15 at MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, 248-347-0269 x229, tollgate.msu.edu, Morning class is 9-11 a.m. and afternoon workshop is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sign up for the first class only, or both, $20 per class.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Get ready to enjoy your garden with these events

• Raised bed gardening workshop is 10 a.m. April 8 at Wojo’s Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, Ortonville, cost is $10 each, register at 248-627-6498. Attendees receive a $10 Wojo’s gift card, www.wojos.com.

• Spring Fair is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 8 at Detroit Garden Works, 1794 Pontiac Drive, Sylvan Lake, 248-335-8089, detroitgardenworks.com.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Waterford Garden Club set to meet April 6

The Waterford Garden Club’s next meeting is 9:30 a.m.-noon April 6 at Waterford Senior Center, 3621 Pontiac Lake Road, Activity Room One, Waterford Township, new members welcome.