Planting from Seed

With the current health situation, its best to avoid heading out to pick up plants, so why not start them at home from seed? What's required? Seeds- If you're new to seed starting, begin with easy, reliable seeds, including tomato, pepper, beans, basil, zinnia, marigold, cosmos, and sunflower. These all germinate readily and grow quickly. If you want more of a challenge, great pollinator plants such as milkweed and butterfly weed require stratification. This means that the seeds need a cold period, where you store them in damp paper in the fridge for a period of time) More info on how to do this is found on our milkweed page under Spring planting. Something to grow them in- Almost any clean

April is Ohio Native Plant Month

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 2020 as International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). April 2020 is our FIRST Ohio Native Plant Month, and the 50 Anniversary of Earth Day! (from Native plants are those that occur naturally in a region in which they evolved. They are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur. They are the ecological basis upon which life depends, including birds and people. These important plant species provide nectar, pollen, and seeds that serve as food for native butterflies, insects, birds and other animals. Without them and the insects that co-evolved with them, local birds cannot survive, and so on up and thr

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