• Jeanne McRight

Seed Starters!

A how-to primer on sowing your native seeds indoors

by Jeanne McRight


Early March is when we sow our native plant seeds for indoor and outdoor propagation - thousands of them! It takes teamwork to get this many seeds started in germination trays and containers. This year we have 28 propagation volunteers who are sowing 4000+ seedlings, and Jeanne sowing the remaining 4000+, for a total of 8,000 potential native plant babies ready by the end of May. Whee-hoo!

Why are we growing all these seeds? Because we donate them to Mississauga residents - our garden stewards - who are building a network of native wildflower gardens across the city.

Why are we growing all these seeds? Because we donate them to Mississauga residents - our garden stewards - who are building a network of native wildflower gardens across the city. More habitat means more native bees, butterflies, a