Starting from Seed

Learn how to get your veggie garden off to a good start: planting seeds and transplant practicalities, how to pre-treat seeds for best germination, useful soil mixes, when and how to start, favourite varieties, the life expectancy of seeds, temperatures regimes, some problem solving, and how to have fun getting started.

This is a FREE seminar. *Please register in advance by clicking on the REGISTER button, by calling 250-753-1154, or emailing*

About the Instructor: 

For most of her working life, Dorothee Keiser was a biologist at Fisheries and Oceans at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. Upon retirement, she wholeheartedly embraced gardening. As a certified Master Gardener, she is an active member of the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association, regularly volunteers both at the Beban Learning Gardens and at Milner Gardens and Woodlands. She maintains her own large vegetable garden and teaches practical gardening through hands-on and theoretical sessions.

About VIMGA:

The Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association (VIMGA) is a chapter of the Master Gardeners Association, an international service society of specially trained volunteers who teach science-based sustainable gardening practices to home gardeners. VIMGA is one of the 5 chapters in the British Columbia Association and partnering with the Victoria chapter, specializes in the stewardship of Vancouver Island’s unique environment.

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