Category Archives: Seeds

How to grow from seeds.

Invite Spring Early – Grow in Your Basement

Now's the time to get ready to grow your own seedlings! It's not really difficult, and can extend your growing season by many weeks. For example, by planting brassica's (cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower) in February in your basement under grow-lights, you can put large, sturdy transplants into your garden by the end of March or...
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Simple Seed Storage Tips

When saving your own seeds, it's important to store them properly. Not only is it a waste of time and energy to go about saving the seeds, only to let them go to waste because of improper storage, but it's also important to make sure your seeds are viable when the time comes to plant...
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The Beginner’s Guide to Bulb Gardening

Spring is here! It is time to start thinking about your garden. In order to ensure you have beautiful summer blooms, you will need to start planting soon. Bulb gardening is a popular way to grow a vibrant flower patch, but can be a little confusing. If you need a little help deciding when to...
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Storing Seeds for Organic Home Gardening

Storing seeds that you obtained from other plants is a strategy for organic home gardening. Save and store your plant seeds for growing at a later time for when you decide to plant. Although there is no promise that the seeds might grow from saving them, you can take the extra ideas to save them...
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How to Save Tomato Seeds

Tomatoes are one of the most popular and most easy vegetables to grow at home and now is the time to consider saving tomato seed ready for next year's growing season. Saving your own tomato seeds is a great way to save money - and as it's easy to do, there's no reason not to!...
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Wildflower Seeds – Ten Reasons Why You Should Plant

Native wildflowers are those that were growing naturally in the landscape before the first settlers arrived from Europe. Ever since that time more and more plants have been introduced from around the world with very mixed results. Although many of the imports are now prized garden specimens, others are regarded as invasive weeds whose cultivation...
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Raising Herbs From Seed Indoors

Most popular herbs can be raised from seed sown indoors during early spring.  A few, like peppermint, benefit from a long season of growth and can be sown earlier if conditions are suitable. It is important with all species to ensure that at the time of sowing the ratio of heat to light is balanced,...
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