There are many advantages to starting seeds indoors versus directly seeding them. Transplanting can extend your growing season by several weeks because you are starting the plants weeks before the last frost. It allows you to closely control and monitor the environment when your plants are most vulnerable. Planting indoors also improves your plants chances […]
You don’t want to use just any soil to start seeds but you also don’t have to buy those special (expensive) seed starting mixes. Learn how I use the soil I already have to start seeds.
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 […]