Plans for New Plants

How are you starting new plants for the your garden/ give as gifts/ sellĀ  for fund raising events?

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Comments: 9
  • #1

    Bernie (Wednesday, 04 March 2015 09:30)

    I found starting new plants from cuttings a faster method to reach a mature plant. However using seeds is a better means to add new and unusual plants to your collection. I have a greenhouse and a basement with assorted lights . I like to hear your suggestions how I should use my facilities.

  • #2

    Bernie (Friday, 13 March 2015)

    Attention : Growers who use seeds to start new plants. Consider ordering the bulletin which you will find in our book listings.

    STARTING SEEDS INDOORS by Ann Reilly. Storey
    Publishing Bulletin. 32 pages, pap. ($3.95). Starting seeds, special germination, planting times.

  • #3

    Thomas Eckert (Thursday, 20 August 2015 14:23)

    Starting new plants from seed is ok but reproduction from cuttings produce an exact new plant from the host plant. This does not always happen with seeds. Also belonging to groups that have plant raffles or are swapping plants is a good way to increasing your plant varieties, just check them for insect and disease problems.

  • #4

    Bernie (Saturday, 12 September 2015 09:30)

    Summer is coming to an end. If you had your plants out doors the past months now is the time to start new plants once you cut them back. Over grown plants are a problem to maintain and they take up too much valuable room in the greenhouse. Plus it is good to have a back up plant in case the stock plant will die. Fellow gardeners like exchanging plants and it is a good way to learn about different plant families. So start propagating the cuttings.

  • #5

    Bernie (Saturday, 26 September 2015 10:08)

    Consider sharing cuttings from your over grown plants with other members. NOTE: list your plants on our Facebook page so you can add a photo and information.

  • #6

    Tom Eckert (Friday, 13 November 2015 08:06)

    We enjoy having an HGA chapter locally. At our meetings members bring in some of their excess plants for the raffle table. At 4 chances for a dollar, it is a good way to pick up new plants for your collection.
    Our local chapter is the Central PA Chapter, Camp Hill, PA. Contact June Eckert at tjghg@verizon.net if you would like to attend a meeting. Guests and the public are always welcome.

  • #7

    Carol Stiff (Monday, 15 August 2016 00:04)

    How many chapters of HGA exist? Is there one in Washington state? How do you start one? Thanks. I am new so apologies for dumb questions..........carol

  • #8

    Tom Eckert (Thursday, 18 August 2016 09:10)

    There are no HGA Chapter's in Washington state. Chapter formation is easy, but it does takes some dedication. I can provide information to you. Email tjghg@verizon.net and request a copy.
    Thanks for the question.

  • #9

    Garrett Waddell (Thursday, 02 February 2017 04:48)

    Peculiar article, just what I was looking for.

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