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 […]
With each new garden season, should you start from scratch and use seed packets? Or does it make more sense to buy transplant from a nursery? If you plan on transplants, are you going to start seeds yourself or rely on nurseries with greenhouses? I will cover some of the main concerns and reasons to […]
There are many reasons that you should consider starting your vegetable plants from seeds, if you don’t already. This article lists my top five reasons for starting them from seeds.
Start your seeds inside to get a head start on your gardening!
Growing a gorgeous garden each year is every homesteader’s dream! Being able to grow an abundant variety of fresh vegetables and fruits to carry yourself and family through the winter is the goal for every growing season. How do you get the most out of each plant during their growing season? The answer is to […]
After months of planning and dreaming about our gardens, the longer days of February are a great time to get an early start growing spring and summer vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Often, advice on how to start seeds involves equipment such as heat mats and grow lights. While it’s true that such equipment may lead […]