The Global Seed Vault in Svalbald, Norway is arguably one of the most important facilities in the world, holding nearly a million samples of the world's food seeds. Come see how this facility supports … [Read more...]
Seed Starting & Propagation
I first got into seed starting so I could garden during the winter. It's quite magical to get a little packet of seeds, sow them, water, and wait for the sprouts to germinate. It never gets old.
Plant propagation by cuttings (and other methods) is also a great way to get lots of free plants, and better understand botany in general.
You can't have monarch butterflies without milkweed plants (Asclepias), and with the recent decline of monarch populations, we need to protect this vital plant. In addition to our beloved monarchs, … [Read more...]
Starting new plants from hardwood cuttings is a slow but reliable way to grow more, free plants for your garden. This method is done in the late fall or early spring, and works with many deciduous … [Read more...]
Don't throw out your zonal geraniums! With some newspaper, a cardboard box, or a sunny windowsill, you can keep these tender perennials for the winter and have fresh blooms in the spring and summer. … [Read more...]