Horticulture class teaches essentials of growing plants
With nicer weather the last few days many people have started thinking about their gardens and flower beds. To help people get a jumpstart on that project or teach people how to grown plants, a one-hour course is being taught at Pratt Community College.
The Horticulture class will meet every Wednesday night from 6-9 p.m. starting March 28.
“There is nothing scientific about it,” said Georgia Perry, instructor. “Everything is hands-on and it allows students to pickup useful general knowledge about plants.”
During the class students will learn about cuttings, planting, transplants, pest and diseases.
Perry said that in the class students will plant a lot of seeds and that at the end of the semester get to take everything home.
“I suggest students bring the type of seeds they want since it will go in their house, but the school will provide certain types of seeds also,” Perry said.
She said a lot of people choose to bring different vegetables that can be started inside and transferred.
Perry said this class is geared not only towards students but also people in the community who want to learn more about plants.