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?
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 …
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?