Starting plants from seed is a rewarding experience often leading to a garden full of beautiful, thriving plants that have been loved and nurtured with your own two hands from their inception.
Microgreens are the tiny, young seedlings of some of our favorite edible plants such as kale, chard, beets, cabbage, mustard, radish, arugula and more. They are very easy to grow from seed and are rumored to be jam-packed with even … Read Article
Whether planted as a standalone shrub or compressed together as a border, boxwoods—with lush, vivaciously green foliage—make the perfect addition to gardens. With their charming compact habit, it is no wonder that these lovely shrubs are one of the most … Read Article
Any plant that the gardener didn’t put in, and is not a weed, is known by the term volunteer. In most cases gardeners consider these plants more than welcome, though they may need to be relocated or even shared. (Who … Read Article
If you are new to starting seeds indoors, there are a few problems you might encounter. Here’s what they are, and what to do about it:
My indoor seedlings are keeling over, why?
Learn how to make soil blocks and plant seeds in them, with Tricia from Peaceful Valley Grow Organic.
Some seeds can actually germinate quicker and healthier when supplied with warm soil—obtained usually through a bottom heat source.
In this video Tricia from Peaceful Valley Grow Organic demonstrates the ways to prepare hard-coated seeds for planting.
Seeds with hard outer coats surrounding them (like nasturtium, shown) can be hindered in their ability to germinate because moisture and gases cannot penetrate through the coating. So what do you do? You scarify them.
Seed packets have more seeds than I really need. Can I save some for next year?