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.

How to Clean and Sanitize Seed-Starting Pots

seedlings in pots

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 …

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Seed-Saving Basics

Harvested Celery Seeds in a Jar

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.