Growing your own seedlings is not hard to do and opens the door to new opportunities for the home gardener, homesteader or small farmer. You’ll have a vast number of varieties available to choose from, more control over the amount of seed you purchase, and you’ll save money by growing your plants yourself. Starting your […]
Which of your vegetable plants should you start inside before the last frost has come and gone? This post offers a good place to start with suggestions on the seeds that you will want consider planting indoors. (Plus one bonus idea.)
My attempt at cow manure potting, which composts into the ground within about 12 weeks. We don’t want to waste a thing here at Ike & Eli’s!
Do you know when to plant your seedlings? This helpful how-to gives directions on finding the last frost, calculating a reasonable start date, and adjusting it as needed. There may be snow on the ground, but getting those seeds started at the right time is a key first step to a successful gardening season.
For those looking to live a self-sufficient lifestyle, spending as little as possible for off-farm expenses is a big part of making that dream a reality. What if we could eliminate that yearly “seed starting” line item entirely? This posts shows some ways that it’s very possible to start all the seedlings you need for […]
DIY seed starter pots are a great project to save you some cash – which you can spend on seeds to put in your DIY seed starter pots! Most of these are easy enough for smaller kids to help to, should you have some you’d like to involve in a project. My goal in this […]