What do I do if I have a seed packet that doesn’t say when I should start the seeds indoors?
Do the descriptions in seed catalogs have you confused?
A good seed packet should give you much of the info you need to know to grow that plant. Here’s what to look for, and why:
Starting your plants from seeds is an awarding and cost effective way to jump-start your garden. When considering growing your own seeds, you need to be very cautious because seeds are highly vulnerable to fungus, especially damping off; properly cleaning …
Division is one of the easiest ways to propagate perennials. It’s also a life-saving measure for some plants that need to be divided periodically for the health of the plant. (Irises, coreopses and Shasta daisies will eventually die if they’re …
Seed-saving is not difficult, but it is not as simple as collecting seeds from dried pods at the end of the season. To ensure some reliability and true-to-type seed, you need to take a few strategies into account.
Last summer I cut a few seedheads off the lupin plants in front of the island cottage in Maine. I collected the seeds and took them home with me. Lupin seeds have a hard shell so it’s important to soak …
In this video Tricia from Peaceful Valley talks about direct seeding and how to protect plants from frost.
Here are two tricks to remember when transplanting seedlings in biodegradable pots.
Here’s a tip for when you’re preparing seedlings to brave the great outdoors.
Tips on starting plants from seed.