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Benton Lewis
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Does anyone know where and when I can get some good king henery plants since I read they are hard to germinate?
 
Meryt Helmer
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Location: west marin, bay area california. sandy loam, well drained, acidic soil and lots of shade
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I got mine from http://oikostreecrops.com/
 
Benton Lewis
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They have some now! Thanks!
 
Christine Wilcox
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Location: Los Anchorage, near Alaska
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Germinating Good King Henry is not too difficult in a freezing climate. Left to the plants own the devices, it will spread all over the garden. Seeds from www.restorationseeds.com have detailed instructions that I used for the companies seeds initially and have followed for germination from seeds from my own overgrown patch in recent years. Fresh collected seeds from the season before have much higher germination than older batches.

The key to efficient germination is to let the seeds go through a few freeze thaw cycles. In my climate, the seeds are planted in containers placed in the greenhouse in April to allow a number of freeze thaws. They are kept moist and moved outside as temperatures rise. It is pretty easy to supply the local community at the permaculture “plant swaps” without much effort. Patches in our zone 3/4 are self-perpetuating once established.
 
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