Tag: Seed Starting

How to Make Seed Bombs

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This spring I’ve been hosting workshops where I’ve been teaching gardeners across Chicago how to make seed bombs.  There are as many seed bomb recipes are there are gardeners. This is the method I like to use to make seed bombs at workshops because it’s quick, easy and there’s less mess to clean up. See... Read more »

Seed Starting Workshop Tonight in Chicago

Free seed starting workshop tonight in Chicago at Luther Memorial Church hosted by the Manor Garden Club. The garden club’s meetings are held in the lower level of the church and start at 7:30pm. I’ll be talking about and demonstrating how to start seeds. If you want to bring your own seeds and seed starting... Read more »

How to Grow Poppies From Seeds

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I love growing poppies in my garden, and I am always recommending other gardeners do it too. But it seems like a lot of gardeners who visit my post on sowing poppy seeds, and even gardeners I know in real life, have trouble getting poppy seeds to germinate in the garden. So I’ve put together... Read more »
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Seed Starting: Seed Scarification

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I was preparing to direct sow some seeds in the garden yesterday before the storm when I got the idea to make a short seed starting tip video. This garden video explains seed scarification  and how to use this seed-starting technique to germinate seeds with tough seed coats. If you’re curious, a couple of years... Read more »

Chicago Seed Starting Workshops & Seed Swaps Feb-March 2012

To help Chicago gardeners get ready for spring garden clubs and organizations around Chicago usually hold seed starting workshops and seed swaps. Here are the seed-related events happening in February and March 2012. Save the date for The Great Chicago Seed Swap. It will go down at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show on Sunday,... Read more »

Wicker Park Garden Club Plant Propagation Workshop 2011

The Wicker Park Garden Club’s plant propagation workshop is coming up on Saturday, Jan 8 2011. You can choose between one of the two sessions scheduled. I visited last year’s workshop and I recommend anyone interested in gardening, propagating plants through cuttings and seed starting to attend. The times I’ve been to meetings I’ve always... Read more »
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