Seed Starting for Home Gardeners

Online Only

Attendees will learn the benefits and best practices for starting plants indoors from seeds and cuttings. Participants will learn about requirements for successful germination, different growing methods and mediums, light and temperature needs, overcoming common problems, hardening off seedlings for transplanting into the garden, and best practices to ensure seedlings successfully grow into healthy mature plants. 

This workshop is designed for beginning gardeners or gardeners who are new to raising plants from seeds indoors.

Location: Virtual (a Zoom link will be sent to all who register)  

Presenters/bios: Sarah Marcoux has been a UNH Extension Master Gardener since 2016. She is an active member of the Master Gardener Speakers Bureau, sharing her knowledge with other gardeners across the state. Her special interests are herb gardens, working with children and educational gardens. She also enjoys vegetable and pollinator gardens. 

Cost: Free –  Pre-registration is required. A link will be sent to all who pre-register. 

Donations are welcome to support the Demonstration Garden Partnership between UNH Extension and NH Audubon. Details will be provided to participants.  

Registration Required by January 23

For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact Massabesic Center Director, Kimmie Whiteman, at

This program is brought to you through an on-going partnership between New Hampshire Audubon and University of New Hampshire Extension’s Master Gardener Program. The Demonstration Gardens at NH Audubon’s Massabesic Center provide a place for sharing best practices in eco-friendly home and community gardening, which enhance human health and well-being and wildlife habitat.