Seed germination for native prairie 2020

sideoats grama

Using both indoor an outdoor sowing methods a new prairie of warm season bunch grasses, and forbs. Indoor Methods Indoor Medium: Peat pots Indoor growing environment: Heat mat, 2 florescent lights on 12 hours.  1 plant light, 1 plain. Side oats grama propagation Indoor sowing results produced leaves within seven days when laid on top… Continue reading Seed germination for native prairie 2020

The Pollinator’s Garden – Year 1

Rudbeckia, Texas Scarlet Sage, and May Night Salvia

  The pollinator’s garden made its start with a rainier than usual summer. My goal was to test the seeds’ propagation rate and performance in the dry heat of July with little additional irrigation.  This was important, as I intend to plant hardy natives at the neighborhood entrances and eventually create a demonstration garden in… Continue reading The Pollinator’s Garden – Year 1