The quickest way to find new and interesting plants to grow, or to get inspiration for the year ahead, is by looking through seed catalogs. Whether mail-order or online, here’s a list of the best seed catalogs that you can flip through while waiting for the growing season to begin. You wouldn’t know by looking […]
Tomatoes and peppers are a couple of the easiest plants to grow, and they are a great choice for starting indoors. Sometimes the seeds take a little longer to germinate than other seeds, but the reward at harvesting season is well worth the wait for germination. Check out my post and video to learn how […]
Buying plants at the local garden center can be incredibly expensive. Instead, build yourself a grow light box system and save a ton of money on plants this year!
Pre-germinating seeds is a good idea especially if you’re using older seeds. As seeds age they lose their viability. Many gardeners compensate for this by sowing extra seeds which then requires thinning. Thinning often causes seedling loss. Many gardeners just snip off the extra seedling for this reason, instead of trying to save it. This […]
April is definitely a transition time for us gardeners in zone 6. Here in Massachusetts, we haven’t seen the last of the snow. Flakes may be falling next week. Luckily, it isn’t sticking so the gardens are still visible even after a snow storm. It’s still too cold for plants to be out in any […]
Build a customer indoor growing stand for seed starting and indoor gardening using simple and inexpensive materials available at your local hardware store. The platform is fully expandable and customizable to suit your growing needs and can be adjusted as seedlings and pants grow larger. A perfect afternoon project for the modern homesteader!