Category: Propagation

Propagataing Wildflowers

The best time to plant wildflowers in our East Texas region is October to December. Here is a trick for spreading wildflower seeds and helping them germinate. Make mud balls. All you need is about 4 parts clay and one part peat moss plus your seed. Mix this together with enough water to make the … […]

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Starting Seeds

STARTING SEEDS IN POTS Most seeds in pots should be started about six weeks prior to being placed outdoors. You can go the most expensive and usually foolproof route with commercial flats and a humidity dome, which will serve to keep the soil moist or make your own. Your pots can be egg cartons; clean … […]

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Propagating Plants

PROPAGATING PLANTS Layering is a simple method of propagation by which some plants form roots while still attached to the parent plant. With patience, this technique can be used to increase the number of plants in the home landscape. Bend a branch to the ground and cover part of it with soil, leaving the last … […]

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Mini Indoor Greenhouse

A mini indoor greenhouse is useful and assists in getting a jump on starting seed germination for the garden. Save the large, clear plastic containers with attached lids which have holes in the bottom that strawberries and blueberries come in. Place a shallow layer of clean, washed gravel or small rock in the bottom, to … […]

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