You might still be stuck at home self-quarantining, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop adding plants to your garden this spring. Listen and read below to learn how to make new plants out of the ones you already have in your garden.




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Today’s Topic: 

Creating New Plants During Coronavirus

In this podcast, you’ll learn 5 different ways you can create new plants to have in your garden by using the ones you already have. Hear how to add new garden plants from old ones, and more.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What plant propagation is.
  • 5 different ways to use your existing garden plants to create new ones.
  • The easiest to hardest ways to propagate plants.
  • Resources and links for more information.


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5 Ways to Make New Plants

You are ready to start adding plants to your garden this spring, but getting to your local nursery or box-store has its challenges.

Also, you can’t afford extras like new plants this spring because you need to focus on food, water, and shelter.

Adding new garden plants to your garden this spring can still happen, you just need to think about it a little differently.

In this podcast, we tell you 5 ways to make new plants or propagate plants from your existing garden plants going from simplest to the hardest method.

The Five:

  1. Seed starting – from last year’s flowers, you collected various seeds that you stored over the winter and you can now sow them into starting soil to grow new plants. Know seed saving particulars for each species you save seeds from and how to then sow or start those seeds.
  2. Reinvigorating plants – by harshly pruning and cutting away all but a small amount of stem or base of a plant to then stimulate it to regrow a whole new plant.
  3. Layering – by either natural direct contact with soil or by wrapping stems or branches with wet soil or soil-media and sealing it to induce root growth, eventually to cut away that part of the plant with new roots to make a new plant.
  4. Cuttings – by taking small pieces of new plant growth to prep and plant, possibly using rooting hormones, to then induce new root growth that will lead to a whole new plant from each small piece.
  5. Grafting – by connecting plant stem or bud material from one plant to a different plant, where both plants are related by at least the same plant family. This happens by connecting conductive tissues in such a way that the two pieces fuse to then create a whole new plant or new section of a plant with different or resistant traits.


And, if you have any questions on how to propagate plants from your yard based on any of these 5 propagation methods, please email us and let us know.


Tools and Supplies to Help You Propagate Plants


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