How to Germinate Plant Seeds for the Garden Seeds must “germinate” for gardens to exist. But what makes a seed germinate? There are a few key things that make seeds sprout successfully, but if you ignore them, you may have poor germination. Robin’s latest post helps us understand how seeds germinate. Instead of buying starter plants, […]

SEED GERMINATION: WHAT SEEDS NEED TO SPROUT

How to grow zinnia flowers It used to be that most of us grew zinnias in rows. You still can, but why not toss a few seeds around in your border, like the gardener did in the photo above? Since zinnias are so easy to grow from seed, that’s a colorful, and economical, way to fill […]

GROWING ZINNIAS

How long do garden seeds last? How do you tell if your old seeds are still good? Let’s find out! Wintertime is the season when these questions matter. The gorgeous seed catalogs arrive in the mail, tempting you with beautiful photographs. But before you go crazy, it’s time to inventory your leftover seeds to avoid duplication and determine viability. Seeds […]

HOW LONG DO SEEDS LAST

The Thomas Jefferson Gardens of Greene County Board is initiating an occasional series entitled, “Understand Democracy.” While the Gardens and Welcome Center serve as Greene County’s Front Door for visitors, one of the original plans was also to provide education and information. The exact title for the building is the Education and Welcome Center. The […]

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