Seeds ✿ Propagation Tips
Seed starting tips, how to sow indoors or outdoors, planting calendars, plus other plant propagation tips for vegetables, flowers, perennials, and more. You…
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Have you ever opened a seed packet with seeds so tiny you wonder if they really are seeds? It’s those incredibly small seeds—including carrots, poppies, and lobelia—that can slip from our fingers, or wash away when watered, that require special care. The tips show several ways to sow tiny seeds right where you want them and ensure better germination rates.
Yes, you can grow a peach pit from grocery store fruit into a peach tree. These instructions also work for other cold hardy stone fruits including plum, cherry, and nectarines. New trees grown from seed this way will be hybrids of the original fruit and the pollinator.
Growing new plants from cuttings is a propagation method for many perennials including shrubs and vines. This seasonal calendar shows some of the plants you can propagate by softwood, semi-ripe, and hardwood cuttings throughout the year. I’ve also provided how-to resources so you can start right away.
It is easy to propagate geraniums from cuttings and these step-by-step instructions are perfect for beginners. This geranium is the popular flowering annual (Pelargonium), not the other hardy variety. See how to root cuttings any time during the growing season for lots of free plants.