County to hold seminar March 12 on preparing your garden

Spring will be here before you know it, and soon it will be time to start planting. The Master Gardeners of Middlesex County would like to help you get your gardens ready to bloom at a workshop titled “Preparing Your Garden for Spring.”

This free workshop is scheduled for March 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Middlesex County EARTH Center, located in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick.

The workshop will cover activities appropriate for late-winter/early-spring planning, buying, seed starting, pruning and more to help you get a head start on preparing all kinds of plants, from vegetables to trees.

“I encourage residents to attend this informative workshop,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chairman of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “Even if you’re not an experienced gardener, it’s a great way to learn more about this rewarding activity.”

“The EARTH Center offers a host of environmental services to the county,” said Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “Here, residents don’t only learn about greener approaches to gardening, but can also purchase soil test kits, pesticide application test manuals or submit pest and disease samples for evaluation.”

To register, call 732-398-5262.