Sylvia has been busy getting a jump start on work in the Herb Garden. Here is her latest update on this year's plans for plants she is starting from seed:
The lavender cotton (Santolina) is out of the frig and on the
(see previous blog for more information on this plant).
The rosemary has germinated only sparsely, but they were old seeds. Some seeds are viable for many years while others may be good for only one season.
Lots of purple coneflower seedlings under the light now. Their seed leaves are unfurling. These are the very first embryonic leaves that emerge from the soil. Their true leaves will follow.
The woad (Isatis tinctoria) and the pink perfume lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) were soaked overnight to open their germination locks.
The angelica (Angelica archangelica) is in the frig for 30 days cold treatment. (photo above is angelica)
Other seeds started are marjoram, germander, arnica, and anise hyssop.
There will be lots of new plants for the garden, some in the dye plant row, others in the traditional medicinal and culinary areas. I hope that there will be lots of visitors to the garden this year.
Volunteers would be nice too! When the time comes, we would love to have help planting the seedlings. And there is always a need for careful cleanup of dead materials. If you'd like to volunteer to help in the Herb Garden, download the volunteer form or contact our current volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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