Propagating Native Ferns

Start Date
09/15/2018
End Date
09/15/2018
Description
Discover how simple it is to grow ferns from spores. Steve Pyne, Greenhouse Assistant at Mt. Cuba Center and skilled fern propagator, reviews the life cycle of these ancient plants, how to properly collect and dry fertile fronds, and the basic steps for successfully propagating ferns. Prepare a spore-starting medium, sow spores, and set up a simple growing system to take home in this hands-on workshop. All materials are included in the registration fee.
Location
Hockessin, DE
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
2.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Learn the life cycle of ferns.
2. Learn how and when to collect fern spores for propagation purposes.
3. Learn how to prepare propagation media, sow spores, and care for the propagules once they emerge.
Instructors
Stephen Pyne
Website Registration
Course Codes
GAR262
Provider
Mt. Cuba Center


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