At Niagara Parks we are all about growing and eating local. From our Nature + Gardens sites, including our Botanical Garden and Floral Showhouse and School of Horticulture, to our Feast On certified restaurants that source Ontario ingredients and beverages, local is very much rooted in what we do.
While we are all home and do our parts to flatten the COVID-19 curve, our talented growers, horticulturalists, and culinary artists at Niagara Parks want to offer our visitors from around the world some thoughts on growing at home. Check back in the coming weeks as we offer quick tips for your home gardens, whether edible or to create a feast for your eyes.
Step 1 – Preparation
Remove the bare-root plants from the package. Typically you will find a group of up to 10 dry plants, bundled together. Delicately untie or remove elastic (if bundled), and soak for a minimum of 20 minutes. The soaking is key to separate the formerly bundled roots from each other and reawaken the dormant plants.