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Winter Sowing Workshop Helps Gardeners Stay On Top Of Gardening In The Offseason


Winter sowing is a popular gardening strategy that exposes seeds to cold temperatures while keeping them protected in a container. The seeds remain outside in the container and germinate once the temperatures rise. The result is a heartier spring transplant and a budget-friendly garden. Macon County Master Gardeners are hosting Winter Seed Sowing from 2 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Decatur Public Library. Participants will learn about winter sowing and plant seeds in a plastic container to take home for the garden season. This is a free event, but participants should register by Jan. 25 at

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