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Butterflies NEED Native Plants: A Look at the Monarch

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Butterflies NEED Native Plants: A Look at the Monarch
Many butterflies and bees rely on specific native plants as larvae. The monarch's relationship with milkweed is a great example of this connection forged between insects and plants.

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DIY Easy At-Home Germ Test

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DIY Easy At-Home Germ Test
Here is an easy home method to do a germination test, or germ test. Figure out what percentage of your seed will grow to make plants next season. 

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Milkweed Seed Harvesting and Processing

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Milkweed Seed Harvesting and Processing

Monarchs are in decline and they NEED milkweed to survive. Here is a brief run-down of how we find it easiest to harvest milkweed seeds. There are several ways to harvest milkweed seeds, but this is the best way we have found. This method is time sensitive, so you must be watching your milkweed and harvest the pods at the right moment. If you miss the proper timing, check out other harvest and seed cleaning options from this great Xerces Society blog: https://xerces.org/blog/harvesting-milkweed-seed-pod-and-plan Ideally, you should harvest milkweed seed pods when seeds are mature (all dark brown) but before the...

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Squash Hand Pollination

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Squash Hand Pollination
Keep your squash seed pure with this simple hand pollination technique. Timing is everything, though.

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Fermentation Seed Saving

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Fermentation Seed Saving
Want to save your own tomato seed? Raspberry seed? Fermenting many kinds of fruit seeds helps clean and prepare them for planting next season. Here is a step-by-step guide to the easy process.

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