Seed swaps are annual community events where gardeners trade seeds with other local gardeners and farmers. These events generally take place in the spring each year at a local community centre. Seed swaps are the perfect place to find seeds which are often free or very affordable, come with growing tips, and are already adapted […]
Getting started with growing food from seed can be intimidating, but I’m here to assure you that you can do it! The first and most important step is gathering all your supplies. So I made this list of must have seed starting supplies to get you started.
Growing your own seedlings from seeds is easy when you’ve got the right steps to follow. This tutorial (plus free printable!) will teach you exactly how to grow seeds into healthy plants! Starting seeds indoors is perfect for learning about the initial growth stages of your plants. The controlled conditions indoors will allow you to […]
We have already started nearly 500 tomato, pepper, and eggplant plants. We are crazy! Growing food is an obsession addiction at our farm. We start our seeds in 128 cell seed starting trays (similar to these). But what if you don’t want to start 50 or 100 tomatoes? What if you only need 6 or […]
I hate throwing things out that I KNOW can be used for something else! I also hate when I make a plant marker and after being doused in water the name eventually washes off. What I do love is crafting! So when I had a pile of unusable canning lids sitting around at seed starting […]
This is a very exciting time of year for gardeners. Seed catalogs are out and everyone is pouring over the glossy pictures deciding what to plant in their gardens this year. Whether you’ll have a small garden with just a few veggies for fresh salads or a garden big enough to preserve food for all […]