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$ 50.00

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

If you want to renew your membership (your membership is about to expire, or you’ve been a member in the past), please go to our membership renewal page.

Wild Seed Project members get the following benefits:

To get your discount: After purchasing your membership, wait for your confirmation email, then log in to your account, and product prices will reflect your discounted pricing.

  • Access to our live, online Q&A sessions via Zoom
  • An invitation to our summer member gatherings

All gifts matter to us, and additional donations can be made from the shopping cart. We greatly appreciate a donation of any size, and we thank you for your support!

Wild Seed Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. $15 of your membership are considered non-deductible 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

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.