DCHI Offering Free Plants And Seeds

Applications for the Dillon County Health Initiative’s (DCHI) Growing Good Health are now available until the middle of March. The program gives you access to free vegetable plants and seeds twice a year.
Here in the Pee Dee region – our carrot seeds and other cool season vegetables can be planted starting in February! If you haven’t already, it’s time to start preparing your planting beds. Our DCHI Team shared an article on Vegetable Gardening for Beginners on their Facebook® page and in their newsletter. This article will be helpful even if you’re a seasoned home gardener. The newsletter also has many other helpful links, including a chart listing the best time to plant your spring crops. You’ll want to make sure your soil is ready, that you get enough sunlight and have easy access to water. You can grow directly in the soil, make raised beds, or even grow in containers! If you have questions, we’re here to help!
If you haven’t gotten your free soil test yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? By getting your soil test done now, you can prepare your garden beds for planting early spring seeds. Beets, Broccoli, Collards, Mustard Greens, Onion sets, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, and Turnips are all great for early spring planting, either from seeds or already started plants. If you’re using starts – make sure they harden off before you plant them.
Many of them have been grown in greenhouses and aren’t used to the cold nights we’re still experiencing.
You can find us on Facebook®, Dillon County Health Initiative, call us at 843-774-8218, ask to speak with someone about the DCHI Growing Good Health Program, or email our gardening coordinator Jennifer at [email protected]

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