|Raising seeds in toilet roll pots in a mini green house|
Join in the FREE Propagating Workshop to learn more about growing edible plants from seasonal cuttings and seeds. Find out how to strike cuttings and sow seeds to maximise germination. Seed/plant material available at the time will determine what activities we'll be doing on the day!
Swap/Share: If you have a surplus of particular plants in your garden or some need a 'haircut' or prune, then please feel free to bring these along to share/swap - it's a great way to grow your garden for free. Herbs like mint, rosemary, oregano and thyme are easy to strike from cuttings.
|Rosemary is a herb that strikes easily from cuttings|
|Tatsoi in flower|
What to Bring on the Day
To help with seed processing, it would be greatly appreciated if you could please bring:
- a funnel (or make your own from a clean plastic drink bottle) - these are handy to tip clean seeds into the tiny packets for storage.
- any spare shallow trays or plates (this enables us to sort and blow off chaff)
- sieves & strainers (kitchen sieves of any size are useful to remove chaff from seeds)
|Metal or plastic strainers/sieves and shallow oven or kitchen trays are useful processing tools.|
- teaspoons (for measuring into bags)
- artist's or pastry brushes (for brushing away fine chaff from seed)
|Flat plastic plates and pastry brushes are always useful|
The more of these materials we have, the more people can get involved in seed processing.
Plant & Seed Swap/Share
- Any seeds, cuttings, plant material or excess produce from your garden you would like to share. A pair of scissors and secateurs are also handy tools for taking extra cuttings on the day.
|Snip cuttings fresh if possible and bring some extra newspaper to wrap around them to keep them from drying out|
We hope to see you there.
by Anne Gibson