seed viability

crocus

Social distancing in the garden

Beckie Fox

While we are all keeping our social distance from one another, the insects in our gardens are not. I find bees clustered around open crocus and hellebore blooms, whooping it up, taunting me with their cozy, friendly gatherings. I’m glad they’re having a good time.

An easy test helps determine seed viability.

How to test for seed viability

Judith Adam

Seeds seem suspended in time, but they contain living tissues, and have a finite number of years to remain viable. Here's how to test for seed viability.