Wild Seed Project Membership —
Special Promotion!

$ 50.00

Our first 100 new members get a FREE package of Spotted bee-balm (Monarda punctata) seeds, suitable to sowing in the heat of the summer.

 

Annual membership dues sustain Wild Seed Project, helping us grow, reach a wider audience, and fulfill our mission.

Wild Seed Project members receive the following benefits:

*Shipping and handling fees apply, in addition to the membership dues. This covers the price of preparing and mailing our ad-free magazine.

**For your seed and swag discount: After purchasing your membership, wait for your confirmation email, then log in to your account, and products will be displayed with your discounted pricing.

Wild Seed Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. $15 of your membership are considered non-deductable benefits, while the remaining donation to membership above this level is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Illustration by Landere Naisbitt.

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.