Using Native Shrubs on Farms for Restoration and Productivity with Nancy and John Hayden
Date: Thursday June 29th
Time: 6:00-7:00 PM
Nancy and John Hayden have spent their lives transforming the places they steward into agro-ecological, regenerative, and biodiverse landscapes. The Haydens pursued their goals of enhancing biodiversity and regenerating their land by incorporating agroforestry and permaculture principles into perennial fruit polycultures, a pollinator sanctuary, repurposed greenhouses for growing fruit, hügelkultur, and ecological “pest” management. Along the way, they re-incorporated many native plants, especially native fruit-bearing shrubs, to restore habitat. Come learn from these practiced care-takers in an hour-long webinar about their use of native shrubs for landscape restoration and agricultural uses!
Each seed package carries a specific germination code along with the plant description. These codes indicate specific sowing instructions.
- A Seeds can be sown outdoors in fall or early spring.
- B Seeds need a winter or cold period to germinate. Sow outdoors in fall or winter.
- C Seeds need light to germinate; sow on soil surface and leave uncovered.
- D Seeds need alternating cycles of warm-to-cold-to-warm to germinate. They can be sown either outdoors in spring or summer and will germinate the following year or in a flat in a warm place for 3 months, then moved to a refrigerator for 2 months, then moved outside in the early summer warmth.
- E Seeds can not be allowed to dry out. Sow immediately.
- F Seeds take two years to germinate. Sow outside in the fall or winter and look for germination in the second spring. A shady location prevents the flats from rapid drying and reduces weeding
- G Large seeds should be soaked overnight in water.
- FERN: Sow spores in a warm bright location in a sealed container and keep moist. Directions enclosed with package. Challenging.
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All seeds can be sown and placed outdoors in fall or winter bypassing the need for an artificial indoor cold stratification (refrigerator) required for some species when planted in spring. This is the simplest method. See How to Grow Natives From Seed for detailed instructions.
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