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 […]
Seeds and transplants in the vegetable garden…when to use them and when not to. If you have a vegetable garden you’ve probably used both seeds and transplants. But there may be some confusion on when to use seeds over transplants and vice versa. So I have written up a little guide to seeds and transplants […]
Transplanting seedlings can be more challenging than it sounds. There are a few things that have to be done before putting those plants in the ground and no one wants to lose their time and money with stressed or dying plants. This guide will prepare you to have successful transplants and a better garden!
Spring has arrived and if you’re like many homesteaders you’ve already been planning your garden. One way that we reduce the cost of our garden is by growing our own seedlings. The first year we grew grew our own seedlings we made a lot of mistakes. This post includes everything I wish I had known […]
My tomato seedlings always grow into tall trees before it’s time to get them into the ground. I wouldn’t exactly say they are leggy as much as lanky; I affectionately call them my awkward teenage tomatoes that need some space to grow. To give these oversized babies some extra support, I have learned to plant […]
It’s time to plant! You started seeds inside, nurtured them, and watched them grow, and now you’re ready to transplant them into the garden. Or, maybe you just returned home from the nursery with an armful of new plants. Either way, before you start digging, there are two key things you need to know to […]