The Manual of Seed Saving Harvesting, Storing, and Sowing Techniques for Vegetables, Herbs, and Fruits by Andrea Heistinger 344 pages Timber Press, 2013 List price: $39.95 Growing from seed has always been a standard practice of gardeners, especially those who … Read Article
My wild blue indigo has many seed pods. Can I harvest these and grow new plants from the seed? Are there special tricks to germinating baptisia?
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.
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?
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: