It never ceases to amaze me the kinds of edibles that can be grown in the home garden. Flax is a wonderful, and pretty, example.
January is a good time to take stock of any seeds you’ve saved. Here are tips for sorting through old seed packets and organizing them ahead of seed-starting season, so you know what you need (and don’t need!) to purchase:
When choosing containers for storing seeds you collect from your garden’s plants, go for ones that will keep the seeds dry. Dryness is the key to successful seed storage. You should also be able to easily mark the containers with …
Make sure to plant warm-season turfgrasses in spring and cool-season turfgrasses in the fall when seeding or overseeding a lawn. You will find they germinate and develop better, because this matches up with when they are programmed to grow.
Starting plants from seed is a cost-effective, rewarding experience that is relatively easy to do. Although the steps are fairly simple to follow, when starting seeds indoors, one wrong move could be the difference of successfully growing your seedlings to …
Last year I started zinnias from seed indoors, but the leaves became deformed and the plants did not develop. What could have been the problem with my zinnia seedlings?
I am sowing seeds in pots indoors this winter and I will transplant them outdoors this spring. How deep should I plant the seeds in my pots?
A great, cost-effective and rewarding way to kick-start your garden is to start your seeds indoors. There are an abundance of successful methods for starting seeds, but one clever, easy-to-do technique is to use empty toilet paper rolls (or paper …
Growing plants from seed is not a difficult thing to do. To start seeds indoors all you need are containers of your choice, some seed-starting mix, a light source and water. And, of course, seeds. Many seed packets will tell …
There is something to be said about choosing to purchase a seed collection—that is, multiple varieties of the same veggie in one seed packet:
What is the shelf life of packaged seeds? I have some seeds I didn’t start this past year, can I start them next spring?