Storing Your Seeds

Store your seeds in a cool, dry and dark location. Most seeds have a long shelf life, but heat and moisture will cut that life short. Dedicate a drawer or cabinet to storing your seeds where you can also house your gardening journal close at hand for dreaming, planning and preparing.


Stratification and Germination

During the stratification process, the cold and moist environment signals to the seed that winter has passed and spring has arrived, prompting it to start metabolic activities necessary for germination. This process helps to break down inhibitors within the seed coat, allowing water and oxygen to penetrate more easily and initiating the growth of the embryonic plant.

With that being said, it's important to note that our seeds are stored in a cold and dry environment and have not undergone the stratification process. On our website you can find all relevant details pertaining to Germination under the Fast Facts tab of each seed variety.

Choosing Your Planting Site

Take into consideration sun, moisture and drainage requirements (and the labor needed to ensure these vital components) when planning your planting locations. Often, the more effort you put toward preparing your planting area will bring you the most rewards. Whether you strive for a natural or more formal look, planting sites for seeds and bulbs alike will need most of the same conditions: moist, well-draining, weed and rock free soil, and at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day. Loosen the soil to a depth of no more than 8” – 10” and enrich with organic matter such as compost.

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