Garden

Peat Pellets For Seed Starting Sucesss

Geranium Seedling

Sometimes I use peat pellets to start certain types of slow-growing bedding plants indoors. If you don’t already know, peat pellets are small, lightweight disks that are used for seed and plant propagation purposes. The pellet design is clever. A small amount of dried sphagnum peat mixed with lime and a bit of fertilizer is…

Borage – A Popular And Beautiful Potherb

Borage In Early Summer

Borage is an annual herb with coarse hairy leaves and stems. It grows between 2 to 3 feet tall and often spreads as wide. Borage (Borago officinalis) is also known as “starflower” and is sometimes called “bee bread”. That’s because of the sky-blue star shaped flowers and because borage is a bee magnet. The honey…

How To Propagate Plants By Stem Cuttings

Day 1

One of the fastest and easiest ways to reproduce certain types of plants is by a method known as “stem cuttings”, “truncheon(s)” “striking” or “cloning”. It is an asexual method of plant propagation that usually requires only a small leafy section of stem from one parent plant. When the stem section from a parent plant…