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Briza - Baby Quaking Grass

Plants

Sale price$9.00

One of the most enchanting plants I've ever grown! 

I first spied seed heads pop up in our lawn at our Stratford farm, and I was obsessed at first sight, and eventually figured out what they actually were.

Plants seem to be hardy, and in fact the best clumps are from larger plants that have gone through winter. At their peak they can pump out a crazy number of stems per plant. They typically have just one harvest per year, but they can be dried to extend their season.

Please note, we have a minimum plant order of 5 plants (you can mix & match any plants to meet the minimum).

Our plant boxes can fit up to 10 plants per box.

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Briza media

Plant Type: Short Lived Perennial

Ideal Location: Full Sun

Spacing: 22cm

Height: 30cm+

If you can keep the weeds & other grasses at bay, quaking grass will come back for at least a good couple or more years. The weeds always take over ours after a 2–3 years so we're always starting a fresh patch every year or two.

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)