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Collecting Seed – Great Way To Propagate Plants

Collecting seed is an easy and cheap way to propagate and share plants. It allows you to make more of your own plants or add new types of plants to your garden. You can collect from both gardens and the wild, and it is a great pastime when you are traveling.

In this post I will describe different types of seed and help you determine when they are ready to collect.

collecting seed from clematis seed head (achene) by Robert Pavlis

Clematis seed head (achene), by Robert Pavlis

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Seed Exchange – A Great Way To Get Free Seed

A seed exchange is a great way to get free or low cost seed. It is also a way to get seed that you can’t buy anywhere else. For years now I have been using these services to expand my collection of plants and I just love them. One of the most enjoyable experiences in gardening is seeing a new species of plant flower for the first time.

So where are these great seed exchanges, you ask? This post provides a list of them.

Seed packages have just arrived from the ACS seed exchange

Seed packages have just arrived from the ACS seed exchange and it feels just like Christmas

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Rooting Hormone – Use Them Correctly

A rooting hormone is used in plant propagation to grow new roots on cuttings.  In a previous post, called Rooting Hormones – What Are They, I provided some background information. In this post I will help you understand how they should be used.

Cuttings of black mulberry ready for rooting hormone, by Robert Pavlis

Cuttings of black mulberry ready for rooting hormone, by Robert Pavlis

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Rooting Hormones – What Are They?

Rooting hormones are recommended for rotting plant cuttings. To help you decide if you need them, and which ones to select, it is useful to know more about them. In this post I will provide back ground information about rooting hormones. In future posts I’ll show you how to use them.

Rooting Hormones - What Are They

Rooting Hormones – What Are They

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Best Method for Starting Seeds Indoors

There are several different methods for starting seeds indoors that work well for vegetable seeds and flower seeds. In this post I will review the various seed starting methods and help guide you in selecting the right method for your situation.

None of the seed starting methods are right or wrong – they all work and produce results. Each method is the best when it is matched to the right type of seed and the correct home environment. Learn about the best germination method for both vegetable seeds and flower seeds.

Best method for Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting Seeds Indoors

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