Sowing Native Plant Seeds

Although there may be snow on the ground, now’s actually a great time to start thinking about sowing the native seeds I collected late fall. The seeds I sow are native to my area, which means many wildflowers actually need to experience a winter cold period before they will germinate.

I sow my seeds in a weed-free seedbed that’s tucked out of the way in a shady location. By springtime, they’ll be ready for their new home, and I can feel good that these plants will support plant diversity.

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