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Friday
Feb232018

Starting our seeds

A large part of the internship will be based on learning how to grow native plants from seed.

We will be germinating seeds that have been previously collected in various locations throughout Long Island. Some of the seed we will be working with have been collected in prior months to years, so we will be testing the viability (ability to work/succeed/grow) of all the seeds being used.

Before germination can occur, most Long Island native seeds need to go through a period of cold dormancy, known as stratification. Stratification is the process of pretreating seeds by putting them through cold treatments in order to mimic the environmental conditions they would have endured in nature. This is necessary for most native seeds to germinate successfully.

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