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Growing native plants from seed : cold stratification

A damp vermiculite-filled baggie awaiting seed. In late October, although we're still waiting for some seeds to mature before we can collect them, others are ready for their winter treatment. So what is cold stratification? Essentially, it’s a temperature and moisture treatment used to break a seed’s dormancy and encourage germination. In nature, seeds fall to [...]

2018-01-02T18:10:30-05:00October 19th, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Growing common milkweed from seed – easy steps for beginners

Text and photos by L Heroux, FWG volunteer The monarch migration is truly one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, yet it is threatened by habitat loss. . . The need for host plants for larvae and energy sources for adults applies to all monarch and butterfly populations around the world. — MonarchWatch (www.monarchwatch.org/waystations/) [...]

2021-02-07T16:23:11-05:00May 22nd, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|