Presentation Title

Germination Methods of Native Plants

Abstract

The Indigenous Learning Garden is a learning space featuring plants sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery that come with recommended stratification methods. However, some varieties are difficult to germinate artificially, and this study aims to compare the recommended methods with altered conditions, such as shorter periods of germination or alternating temperatures, and natural exposure to ensure efficacy and improve future plantings. The seeds were either incubated or refrigerated in sealed bags with a moist coffee filter and checked weekly to ensure they did not dry out, rot, or begin sprouting. Results will be shared with Prairie Moon as needed so their germination recommendations can be updated. The process and data collection are ongoing.

College

College of Science & Engineering

Department

Biology

Breakout Room

8

Start Date

4-14-2021 1:00 PM

End Date

4-14-2021 1:45 PM

Presentation Type

Video (Live-Zoom)

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Germination Methods of Native Plants

The Indigenous Learning Garden is a learning space featuring plants sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery that come with recommended stratification methods. However, some varieties are difficult to germinate artificially, and this study aims to compare the recommended methods with altered conditions, such as shorter periods of germination or alternating temperatures, and natural exposure to ensure efficacy and improve future plantings. The seeds were either incubated or refrigerated in sealed bags with a moist coffee filter and checked weekly to ensure they did not dry out, rot, or begin sprouting. Results will be shared with Prairie Moon as needed so their germination recommendations can be updated. The process and data collection are ongoing.