Understanding what happens in germination is complex. It’s not easy to grasp it ourselves, much less convey the information to children. Here’s a simple effective way to learn about it yourself while teaching the kids all about it.
Many vegetable seeds don’t require light to germinate, just moisture and heat. What to do when you don’t have enough room for all your seedling trays and can’t always be around to water them before they sprout? Build a germination chamber (or sweat box)! Here’s how we did it on our small farm.
When is the optimal time to start your seeds? Start some seeds too soon and you will end up with lanky plants under the lights. Too late and the plants will be too weak when transplanted to the garden or may not mature in time to produce before your frost. To help keep you organized, […]
Do you have a stash of old seeds and wonder if they will sprout? Try this simple seed germination test to see if they are worth planting, or if you should buy new seeds this year. Visit the link below to see the step-by-step tutorial:
Do you have difficulty growing spring carrots? Fall carrots are not a problem for me, but spring carrots give me trouble every year. Carrots are slow to germinate in the spring due to the cooler air and soil temperatures. Usually 10-14 days to sprout and then another 7-days for the seed leaves to emerge. A […]
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.