529: Seed Saving Class February 2020.
A chat with a seed expert.
In This Podcast:
You don’t want to miss the February 2020 episode of a live Seed Saving Class discussing how to start plants from seed with special guest Kari Spencer. Listen in for methods of starting seeds, things to consider, and the number one reason seeds don’t sprout. Greg, Bill, and Kari share some of their tips and tricks as well as answer listener questions about specific plant seeds.
There is always a bounty of information available in conversations with Bill McDorman and Kari Spencer.
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Bill McDorman is Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013.
Kari Spencer is a popular local gardening & homesteading speaker. As a Master Gardener and a Master Farmer, she enjoys sharing her passion for growing and raising food with others. In addition to teaching classes all over the city of Phoenix, she is the creator of Urban Farm U’s Growing Food the Basics & Backyard Livestock courses. She and her family operate The Micro Farm Project, a small farm in North Phoenix, where gardens and livestock animals provide her family with fun and food. Her book is City Farming: How-To Guide to Growing Crops & Raising Livestock in Urban Spaces.
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> How to start plants from seed
> Direct sowing seeds vs starting transplants
> Succession planting for multiple harvests
> The timing of when to start your seeds
> Methods for starting seeds indoors
> The conditions needed to trigger germination
> The importance of using sterile soil in seed trays
> The number 1 reason seeds don’t sprout
> Tips and tricks when planting seeds