Calvert – Seeds to Trees

Hello Garden Friends,

Last week at Calvert we saved seeds from some tangerines and peeled off the seed coats to prepare them from planting. In nature, the seed naturally loses its coat when the weather is good to grow – though it can take a year! By removing it manually, and wrapping the seed in a wet paper towel, we can reduce the germination time to two weeks!

Recess proved to be especially fun for me this week as there were many students willing to help me pull out the weeds in the greenhouse. With the excess green waste we restarted our compost bins and made room for new seedling trays to be started this week.

Until next time!

-Jeff