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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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Seed Pre-Treatment Before Sowing

In a previous post, Seed Dormancy – Explained, I discussed different types of seed dormancy and briefly discussed various seed pre-treatments. In this post I’ll provide you with a series of steps that you can follow to germinate just about any seed.

Seed pre-treatment, by Robert Pavlis

Seed pre-treatment, by Robert Pavlis

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