I’m often the first to admit that there’s not much you need if you want to start from seed — just a good growing medium, sunshine, and water. But sometimes there are forces working against us, and if there’s a way to boost our chances of seed starting success, I’m all for it.
I love to grow my own food. And what I love most about planting, harvesting, and cooking all that food is knowing every vegetable that lands on my plate has a story behind it. The lettuce that started from a speck of seed and turned into a season of salads. The squash that survived a […]
You can start seeds in almost anything these days… peat pots, seed trays, toilet paper rolls, newspaper rolls, paper towels, or even that good old-fashioned thing called the ground. But have you tried to start seeds in eggshells? It almost seems like an urban myth, with rumors that it’s possible, but little proof of people […]
Exactly as the title says — this is an easy and foolproof guide to starting seeds indoors. Whether you have a dedicated vegetable bed in your backyard, or a cluster of containers on your patio, it all starts out the same way. Growing seedlings indoors is ideal if you want to get a head start […]
Now that you’ve made your own recycled newspaper pots, it’s time to fill them up. If you plan to grow a lot of seedlings, making your own seed starting mix is a snap and it can be used as a basis for potting mix after. Even if you only need a small bag for your […]
Seed starting doesn’t always mean going out and spending money on all those nifty peat pellets and peat pots and plug trays. Often times, you can use what you already have in your house. This is a good and simple weekend project to use up all those newspapers you’ve already read, or if you’re like […]