See how we harvest and process native prairie seeds. From start to finish.
Category: plant propagation
Dry Upland Native Prairie Restoration – Years 5-6
From 2017 to 2022 - A lot has changed We began our prairie restoration in the spring of 2017 - on upland dry sandy soil in the sand plains of Minnesota. Look back at our first 4 years here - Native Prairie Restoration: Years 1-3 and Native Prairie Restoration: Year 4. Year 5-6- 2021-2022: Growth … Continue reading Dry Upland Native Prairie Restoration – Years 5-6
Best books for prairie plant flower identification, seed harvesting, planting and growing
How do you harvest, clean, store and plant native prairie seeds? These are the best books to educate yourself for all native prairie plants.
Black Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia Hirta): Collecting & Planting Seeds
Black Eyed Susan are included in almost every pollinator seed mix - and for good reason! They are a joyful, reliable plant that can be counted on to germinate in almost every soil and climate. They flower quickly, return each year, and reseed themselves. Planting Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Hirta) Seeds Black Eyed Susan will … Continue reading Black Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia Hirta): Collecting & Planting Seeds
How to dry catnip, oregano, basil, and other leafy herbs
Want to grow and dry your own herbs? Have you tried it and wound up with a moldy mess? Don't worry - it's easy and takes less than 5 minutes to dry herbs in your own home, with tools you already own! Because we regularly harvest plant material from our native prairie, we have a … Continue reading How to dry catnip, oregano, basil, and other leafy herbs