May 2, 2019

Native plant …Propagation by Seed CLASS

Native Plant Propagation by Seed Class!!!

On Saturday, June 15th we’ll be having a “hands on” seed propagation class. The class will start at 2:30 and run for about an hour. I’ll be there as long as anyone has questions.

We’ll supply everything- you supply nothing but yourself. I’ll show you how to plant various native seeds and the when and what, to do after they germinate. We’ll cover sewing seeds to containers….and appropriate seed treatments. This will include hot water and fire treatment. Below is an example of fire treating seeds. We won’t be doing this if it’s windy.

Creating sterile conditions for your seed container using typical home chemicals. How much to water and how. Transplanting to bigger containers then planting into your garden.

Like our last propagation class we’re sort of limited to 30 people. More people are welcome to come at watch but the “hands on” part is where we’re space limited.

What will you do? We’ll spend a few minutes looking at what we do. Talking about common seed pretreatment and seasonality. How long does germination take and why.

We’ll provide you seeds that are easy to germinate or you can collect some from around the nursery. We’ll supply the seed mix and containers.

Right now we’re cutting back our desert mallows and collecting the seeds.

Just cut these and stored them in the classic brown paper bag. You can see the seed capsules drying and separating. Let’s get another look.

Here’s a look into the brown paper bag…you can see the seeds separating from the seed capsule. Let’s get a close up…

A little closer look and the really small seeds ready for the seed flat- with some hot water treatment.

I’ll post more details and time goes on. You’re welcome to email questions, or message me on Facebook, or give me a call at the nursery! 805-523-8604

  1. Tanja Foiles
  2. Kim Baker
  3. Gisa Seeholzer
  4. Joe Santos
  5. Monica Tudor
  6. Stefanie Bobrick
  7. Elyse Goin
  8. Jerry Brown
  9. Kit Brothers
  10. Amy Brothers
  11. Susan Shumway
  12. Stefanie Bobrick
  13. Pat Browne

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Iris germanica TB 'October Sky' Re

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October Sky


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Light Blue

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