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Propagation

Grow healthy flowers, fruits, and vegetables at home with these simple tips and tricks. Learn how to start them from seed, cuttings, or other plant parts.

66 articles

Starting Seeds With Soil Blocks Is Plastic-Free And Easy To Do

I am currently trying to purge my life of plastic. It was discouraging to see all the plastic containers and …

What To Do When Plants Forget To Sleep During A Mild Winter

On December 30th, 2023, it was a balmy 13.2°C in Vancouver, and the garden stubbornly refused a winter nap. While flowering plants …

Mushroom Growing 101: What’s In A Spore Syringe?

Mushrooms can be grown using various methods, but no matter the process, there has to be a starting material. The …

The Gardener’s Forecast: Almanacs, Weather Stations, or Groundhogs?

I’m one of those obsessed gardeners who keeps one eye on the plants and another on the weather. During torrential …

Plant Of The Month: The Christmas Rose Blooms During The Year’s Darkest Days

The Christmas Rose begs for attention on the darkest and bleakest winter days. The fragile-looking plant is related to the …

Plant Of The Month: Hardy Cyclamen Adds Interest To The Late Fall And Early Winter Garden

I used to think of cyclamens as houseplants that my aunt grew on her windowsill, but I knew half the …

Plant Of The Month: The Toad Lily Gets Out Of Bed Early And Stays Up Late

After every other perennial has finished in the garden, my toad lily (Tricyrtis hirta ) blooms. The irony is that it was …

A Deep-Rooted Passion For Mushrooms At Fungaia Farm

It’s a crisp and bright November morning, and I am headed to Fungaia Farm, a local mushroom production company born …

When Blooms Fade, Grab Your Spade! A Guide To Dividing Plants In The Fall

As the summer season winds down, so do the blooms of many of our favorite flowers in the garden. As …

Why Thinning Plants Leads To A Healthier Garden

When I first began growing food at home, I remember believing the concept of plant ‘thinning’ absurd. Germination was everything, …

Plant A Sunflower (Or Two) For Guerrilla Garden Day!

What are you up to between now and May 1st? If you’ve got some sunflower seeds and a few minutes …

Tissue Culture lll: Reducing Propagation Contamination With Sterile Techniques

In two previous articles, we discussed some requirements for the successful tissue culture of plants and fungi. Some specific laboratory …

Bombs Away! An Easy Guide To Making Seed Bombs

We usually recommend reading seed packets before planting, but if you’re feeling a little wild and want to break the …

Seed Germination And The Three S’s: Stratification, Scarification, Soaking

You’ve got your seeds, seed starting mix, containers, domes, heat mats, and grow lights. You’re officially ready to start some …

Easy Tips And Tricks For Seed Starting Success

A sunny windowsill, some patience, and a few seed-starting tips are all you need to get a jump on the …

Tissue Culture ll: The Magnificent World Of Mushrooms

It should be no surprise that it is possible to multiply and grow organisms from across the kingdoms of life …

February Is The Perfect Month To Give Your Garden Some Love

Valentine’s Day is coming, so why not show the garden some love? In some parts of the world, crocus and …

Tissue Culture l: Propagating Many Plants In Small Spaces

There’s more than one way to propagate a plant. Growing from seeds, cuttings, or grafting are tried and true methods …

Water, Light, And Controlled Environmental Agriculture

Formed through an exothermic reaction powerful enough to launch rockets into space, the elemental combination of two hydrogens and one …

My Fascination with Germination: A Grower Shares Some Tips And Tricks

After a long winter slumming it in our grow tents, ensuring the lack of humidity doesn’t kill the tropical plants …

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