Start your seeds inside to get a head start on your gardening!
You probably don’t realize just how many seeds you actually eat. It might not have occurred to you that when you are eating chili, those kidney beans are actually seeds! The seeds we eat span across almost all types of vegetative categories. Legumes, grains, nuts, and even flower seeds are all something most people enjoy.
Seed storage requires low temperatures, humidity and dim to no light. Always store seeds from your best plants. I don’t store seeds from hybrids as they are inferior plants and don’t usually reproduce well. Learning how to store seeds makes you a sustainable gardener.
October is but hours away and the gardening season in my area is coming to a close. Unless you have a green house or some sort of sheltered growing system, the short days combined with the cooler weather means not much will be inclined to grow. All living things need a rest and our plant […]
Have you ever wondered why carrots don’t go to seed at the end of the growing season? Carrots are one of those “special” vegetables that have “special” requirements in order to save seeds and be a sustainable veggie. Just by chance, I might be able to save some carrot seeds this year. Take a look […]
Here in south central Alaska, our growing season is fairly short. Planting outdoors usually happens around Memorial Day and harvest happens in early September. Frost tends to follow very soon. So planting onions and leeks from seed happens early and indoors. See how easy it is to start your own!