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Winter Sowing Workshop

Saturday, February 24, 2024
11:00 am1:00 pm
winter sowing workshop

Feeling the need to get your fingers in the soil and your plants started for spring, but it’s too cold outside? Join us to learn about seed sowing inside! In this workshop you will begin planting your seeds now! Debi will walk you through all you need to know as you construct a place for them to grow. Take them home at the end of the workshop, forget about them until spring, and be ready for the abundance to come!

• Learn how to plant your own seeds in jugs and put them outside until spring.

• Learn about seed germination needs and the types of seeds to winter sow.

This Winter Sowing Workshop is presented by Debi Ulrey-Crosby, Minnehaha Master Gardener.


• 1-2 Milk Jugs
Bring empty, clean, transparent milk/water jugs (not the white milk jugs). Other containers or bottles can be used but need ample headspace for growth.


• Hot Glue Gun (no glue sticks needed)

• Scissors or exacto/box cutter knife

• Seeds, if you have something specific you want to plant.

All other supplies will be provided.


Registration for classes included a photo release for potential promotional purposes.

Class registration is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled.


This class supports programming at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and is offered in conjunction with the Minnehaha Master Gardeners of South Dakota. Minnehaha Master Gardeners are invited to attend this program free of charge. Contact the Minnehaha Master Gardeners for registration info.

Debi Ulrey-Crosby is an SDSU Extension Master Gardener who has learned to translate California style gardening to gardening in South Dakota. She grew up traveling the world since her father was in the Air Force and learned to love gardening because her mom grew tomatoes no matter which country or state their family was living. She grows tomatoes, garlic, and a variety of vegetables and flowers in raised beds, traditional garden beds and loves to start seeds using a variety of methods. She likes to experiment with different plants or vegetables and recently grew saffron the past two seasons with questionable results. It’s always a different season with a different learning curve.

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