Wild Seed Magazine 2015

$ 12.00

Our first annual publication features an essay on migration and climate change, a look at Maine's earliest citizen scientists, a range of profiles on flora and fauna, a description of edible native fruits, a how-to on native seed propagation, articles on shared urban habitat including the Conway School's Portland Pollinator Vision Plan, and one farm's use of native hedgerows. Plus the artwork of Kate Furbish, Jonathan Fisher, Landere Naisbitt, Aaron Birk, Pam Johnson and Lisa Looke, a portfolio that spans over 200 years.

Wild Seed members will receive the magazine as a benefit. If you would like to make a large order, please contact us at info@wildseedproject.net.

Wild Seed is available at the following locations: 

Allen Sterling & Lothrop, Falmouth
Avena Botanicals
Bates College - Helen Ladd Library
Belfast Coop
Blue Hill Books
Blue Hill Coop
Bridgton Books
Buck's Harbor Market, Brooksville
COA George B Dorr Museum Gift Shop, Bar Harbor
Coastal Landscaping and Garden Center, York
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay
Compass Rose Bookstore
Eastport Coop
Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick
Hello Hello Books, Rockland
Longfellow Books, Portland
Maine Audubon (Gisland Farm, Fields Pond Audubon Center, Scarborough Marsh)
Maine Salmon Rivers
Maine State Museum Store
Mainescape, Blue Hill
MainStreet BookEnds, Warner, NH
Mustard Seed Bookstore
New England Wildflower Society, Framingham, MA
Northwoods Trading Post
O’Donals Nursury, Gorham
Owl and Turtle Bookshop, Camden
Portland Food Co-op
Seasons Downeast Designs, Rockport
Sheepscot General Store
Sherman's Books, Darmariscotta
Sherman's Books, Bar Harbor
Snug Harbor Farm, Kennebunk
The Naturalist's Notebook, Northeast Harbor
Treats, Wiscasset
Whole Foods Market, Portland

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.

If you have specific questions about seeds and germination guidelines please contact us at info@wildseedproject.net.

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.