This is the time of year to winter seed your prairie. Whoa! What does that mean? Why would you want to seed a prairie in the winter time? You seed in the winter because it is the easiest way to stratify new native seed in preparation for germination in the spring.
It’s pretty simple. Here’s how you do it. Typically, you’d plan to do this before the first snowfall, but it can also be done once there is snow on the ground. Preferably not too deep of a snow covering, however, since it makes it more difficult physically to tramp around and broadcast the seed. [Read more…]