If you are just starting a garden or want to expand your growing space, the Square Foot Gardening method is worth considering. The beds are easy to build with no digging or tilling required and they can be planted right away.
One of the most frustrating things about starting vegetables from seed is waiting for them to emerge from the soil. You can eliminate some of the wait time by presprouting or pre-germinating your seeds. Presprouting seeds is a method used to germinate seeds before they are planted into a growing medium.
When I first began gardening, I purchased transplants from a local nursery. Getting the seedlings out of their individual cells was difficult. Often times the plants were root bound and would suffer from transplant shock because of my mangling. Once I decided to grow my own transplants from seed, using soil blocks appealed to me […]