FREE Hands-On Gardening Classes

Starting Seedlings & Rose Pruning

Saturday 3/30/19 at 10 am


Starting Seedlings


Learn about the correct type of soil to start your seedlings in. Why to add a slow release earth mineral fertilizer and mycorhizzae. We will also cover lighting, correct temperature for germination, using a fan to strengthen seedlings, hardening off your seedlings, and transplanting them.


Rose Pruning

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Bring your pruners and gloves, this is a hands-on pruning class. Pruning should be looked at as applying a few common-sense principles to accomplish several tasks.

These tasks are:
– to remove dead, damaged, or diseased wood
– increase air circulation; keep the shrub from becoming a tangled mess
– shape the plant
– encourage the growth of flowering wood


StarDust Organic Plant Food from Osage Gardens

When starting seedlings, we add a small amount of StarDust for Greens. This will help your seedling once it sprouts. StarDust Organic Plant Food is made locally by Osage Gardens. StarDust is made of USDA Organic mineral ingredients and Alpha One (a, alfalfa based Nitrogen source. The mineral components are Mother Natures time released fertilizer. They come from the Earth and are released slowly back into your garden.

Ingredients:
Rock Phosphate – (P) Phosphorous
Greensand – (P) Phosphorous
K-Mag – (K) Potassium and (Mg) Magnesium
Oyster Shell – (Ca) Calcium
Kelp Meal – Small amounts of N, P, and K (highest in K) but adds micronutrients, growth hormones (natural), and vitamins that help increase yields, improve soil structure, reduce plant stress from drought, and increase frost tolerance.
AZOMITEĀ® – (K) Potassium, (Ca) Calcium, (Mg) Magnesium
Alpha-One – (N) Nitrogen, (P) Phosphate, (K) Potassium, Organic Matter, Humic Acid, pH 6.2. Manufactured in Colo for Colo soils.


ROOTS Transplant 1-Step 2-2-2

Over 95% of plant species form symbiotic relationships with mycorrhizal fungi. The fungi provide nutrients and water to their host plants in exchange for carbohydrates and other goodies.
In fact, many plants will trade more than 50% of their carbohydrates with these fungi and other microbes. Mycorrhizal fungi greatly improves soil characteristics and are among the most important microbes that form relationships with plants.
The best time to apply mycorrhizal inoculant is at planting/seeding.
ROOTS Transplant 1-Step 2-2-2
– A granular fertilizer with beneficial bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi and NPK of 2-2-2
– For planting and transplanting
– Organic sources of nitrogen for slow release that also improve soil health
– Potassium sulfate for immediate availability of the potassium with the added benefit of a small amount of sulfur
– Contains beneficial rhizosphere bacteria, mycorrhizae, kelp meal and humic acids to improve soil and plant health


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