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 …
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:
Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener How to Create Unique Vegetables & Flowers by Joseph Tychonievich 216 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $19.95 For me, the best kind of non-fiction books are those in which you can “hear” the …
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.
Seed packets have more seeds than I really need. Can I save some for next year?
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?
Virtues: We love piggyback plants for their lush, fuzzy, vibrant green leaves that captivate onlookers with their ability to grow new plantlets where the leaves attach to their stems. These new little plants “piggyback” on top of the foliage.