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Gardening Success with Seedlings

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Feb, 06, 2015 @ 13:02 PM

SeedlingsInHeartMargaret Roach Shares Seed Starting Tips and How-Tos

The American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools are proud to have famed garden author Margaret Roach as their guest once again on #Plantchat.  

Starting seeds is an enticing and cost-effective way to expand your garden, but that particular garden path can be lined with lanky, drooping seedlings. Learn how to grow robust seedlings that will be prepared for the rough and ready world.

The American Horticultural Society is honored to host Margaret Roach as a special guest on #plantchat this week. Margaret blogs at A Way to Garden, based on experiences in her Hudson Valley garden and her years as Garden Editor and Executive Vice President/Editorial Editor at Martha Stewart Omnimedia. Margaret is the author of three books on gardening and transformation

On the Chat, please share your own advice from your experience in starting seeds with the other Peeps. This week there are great prizes in store for tweeters during the #Plantchat hour.  Just show up and tweet with us and we'll have random winners throughout the chat. 

Check out the countdown calendar to Spring!

You're Invited!

Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural Society Digital Communications Manager, Charlotte Germane @AHS_Gardening, and guest host Margaret Roach @MargaretRoach to share seed starting tips. This week's topic is How to Succeed with Seedlings: Margaret Roach’s Seed Starting Tips. The live chat begins Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, where we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview 

Share your thoughts and get information from Margaret and the American Horticultural Society about:

Starter homes - Choosing seed trays or soil blocks

Heating mats - When to turn them off

Lighting must-haves - You're not as bright as you think

Watering - How to avoid drowning

Almost grown up - Damping off is bad, hardening off is good

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries. 

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS, Margaret Roach's Tips, Success with Seeds!

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