Seedlings for the House Garden


Course Leader: Anna Heijkoop


Course Description

Part 1: Propagating Your Own Seedlings

So, you have your own garden and want to grow vegetables with homegrown seedlings. Whether you are a beginning gardener or if you have bought your seedlings in the past and now would like to make the switch to growing your own, this is the workshop for you!

In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of and proper conditions for growing your own vegetable seedlings. This workshop is oriented towards the private home or urban gardener. We know from experience that conditions for growing seedlings are often not optimal in the private home and will show very practical methods that you can easily and inexpensively try out in your garden.

You will immediately implement and apply what you have learned with seeds for seedlings, appropriate for the season.

At the end of the workshop, you'll take home a small starter kit with a seed tray, seeds, your seedlings and lots of inspiration and ideas.

Part 2: Thinning and Transplanting Seedlings

In this workshop we will first briefly review the basics from the first workshop.

Then you will learn more about thinning out germinated seedlings and practice in the field so you can use this skill with confidence. You will learn the basics of transplanting individual seedlings in the garden. Finally, you will have the chance to tour the home garden where you are visiting, and to ask all your unanswered questions at your convenience.

You will take home seedlings and a small parting gift at the end of the workshop, in addition to newly learned skills and inspiration for the coming season.


CHF 80 per individual course date or

CHF 150 for both Parts 1 and 2

Upcoming Courses:

In Wädenswil:

Part 1: Saturday March 13, 2021 (14:00-16:00) Fully Booked

Part 2: Saturday April 17, 2021 (14:00-16:00) Fully Booked

In Zollikon:

Part 1: Sunday March 21, 2021 (14:00-16:00)

Part 2: Sunday April 25, 2021 (14:00-16:00)

Part 1: Wädenswil 13.03.2021
Part 2: Wädenswil 17.04.2021
Part 1: Zollikon 21.03.2021
Part 2: Zollikon 25.04.2021



Anna Heijkoop has been out and about with a green thumb for a number of years. Whether at the vegetable cooperative Wädichörbli, in the village center of Wädenswil in the former market garden or in her own home garden, she is committed to local nutrition, self-responsibility and thus to making Wädenswil an edible place! With her degree in herbal education in 2020, she is now looking forward to passing on her knowledge in the form of workshops, courses and hikes.