If winter’s here, can spring be far behind? Although gardeners can’t get out in the gardens and dig around yet, they can get a head start on spring. It’s a little early to plant the most familiar garden seeds, but for some seeds, the time is ripe. Most native seeds need a period of cold stratification for germination.

If you’re itching to get your fingers just a little dirty, come join Ann Vayansky, Penn State Master Gardener of Tioga County, and learn about native plants and do a little planting. The Master Gardeners will be at the Tokishi building on Nypum Drive in Wellsboro at 10 am, on Saturday, Jan. 25. Bring a gallon plastic milk jug if you have one and kitchen shears. You will take home your native planting to use in your home landscape. For more information about the Master Gardener program or to answer your gardening questions call 570-724-9120 or email tiogamg@psu.edu.