The winters are cold in Minnesota. In order for native seeds to survive the winter, they go dormant, and when the days start to warm in the spring and the ground thaws, they come out of their dormancy and germinate. The process of replicating this winter dormancy in order to germinate the seeds on your own is called stratification. If you are hoping to grow native plants from seed, which is the most cost efficient way to get native plants in your garden, there are a few ways to stratify them.
While fall creeps in, garden manager Louis has big plans for winterizing. Most of our plants have been harvested, save from some tomatoes, squash, and peppers still. But the big […]
As we approach the end of the growing season, the garden is beginning to look more and more wild. The amaranth is seeding and it’s falling over due to the […]
Tobacco is a very hardy plant that enjoys lots of heat but not humidity – if the plant is too wet it can become weak and thin. It can get […]
It’s been a couple weeks since our last garden update, and boy have things taken off! The amaranth and sunflowers are so tall you can barely see over them. The […]
So it’s been a couple of weeks since things started sprouting in the garden, and we’re really starting to see some growth now. Starting to see our first squash fruits, […]
Well, we finally have plants in the ground! After clearing out the garden, we’ve begun seeding some of the empty beds and have discovered that there are a lot of […]
This summer, we are working in partnership with the Indian Health Board (IHB) to cultivate a medicine garden (mashkiikii gitigan in Anishinaabe) at the 24th St. Urban Garden in Minneapolis. […]