Transplanting Seedlings vs. Direct Sowing Seeds

  Should you chuck seeds straight into the garden or grow them in modules or seedling trays first? Knowing where and how to plant could be the factor that takes your garden from good to...

Seed Saving Made Simple

  Ready to start your own personal seed bank? Or simply looking for ways to pay yourself forward, save money and grow a better garden? Honestly, there's no real trick to collecting and saving seeds except...

Harvesting Seeds

  Gathering seeds is like starting from scratch -- like a bright shining moment that when combined with effort and anticipation lead to something great (at least that's the hope). Next season's planting, a new...

6 Things to Remember When Planting Seeds

  Have that feeling like you could mess up a good thing when you have it? Like seeds. Some thrive while others die. So, how do you increase their chance of thriving? Here are 6...

Seeds 101: Seed Selection & Terminology

  If the word "heirloom" doesn't make you want to get your hands on some seeds I don't know what will. Something passed down from generation to generation, person to person, how could it get...

How to Collect & Save Tomato Seeds

  If you're a tomato lover it's time to start thinking about collecting and saving seeds for next season's crop. There's a fancy way to do it, a human jump-started fermentation process, and then there's...

8 Tips to Prevent Damping-Off of Seedlings

  The zeal of greens and other starts emerging from the soil, crisp and bright is something to look forward to. But sometimes our seedlings, even when imbibed with hope and expectancy, keel over before...

Tips for Growing and Transplanting Seedlings

  Starting seeds in pots, indoors or out, can give them the extra bit of protection they need to make it to the next stage in life. The competitors of the garden are all too...

Six Seeds to Love and Plant

My early spring to-plant list always includes pumpkins. A garden without pumpkins must be like committing spring planting heresy. It’s just not right. And of course they have to be accompanied by loads of other...

Time for Lunch

These cosmos starts were ready for "lunch" at least 2 weeks ago. At least in my mind they were. But I didn't get around to transplanting them back then and they have continued to...
In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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