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Seed Starting Video and Tips

3/5/2013 9:52:24 AM

Tags: Sponsor, Puyallup, Washington, organic gardening, seed starting, Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply

Have you started your tomatoes and peppers yet? 'Tis the season to start seeding long season crops indoors. If you normally buy organic starts from your local nursery, try your hand at seed starting. It's so much more economical and you get to select from such a range of unique varieties.

Here's a video of our company co-owner, Tricia, showing you how to start seeds.  

Ready for more? We gathered all our videos and articles about vegetable seeds, seed selection, seed starting & seedling care. Whether you're brand new to seed starting, or an experienced vegetable gardener, we have useful information for you.

We want to make organic gardening easy and accessible to everyone, so we film a short video every week and e-mail it, along with a special discount offers, in our weekly newsletter. You can sign up for the newsletter at Visit our Organic Gardening Resource Center to browse all our archived videos & articles.

Here at Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply (online as we've been supporting organic farmers and gardeners since 1976, and we believe organic seeds are a sound basis for an organic garden.

Certified Organic LogoOrganic farmers are required to use organic seeds if available, and home gardeners want to use organic seeds for three reasons:
1. the seeds grew in fields without synthetic pesticides (non-organic seed is exposed to even more pesticides because they sit in the field much longer than food crops),
2. they were grown with organic methods and respond well to conditions in an organic home garden,
3. supporting organic seed farmers gives vitality to the organic seed supply.

Peaceful Valley Seed CatalogAll our vegetable and herb seeds are certified organic, with many heirloom varieties. We carry over 1700 kinds of seeds, including cover crops, and open pollinated flowers. Worried about GMO's? We signed the Safe Seed Pledge and our seeds are all non-GMO!

Our Seed Catalog is full of details about our vegetable and flower seeds -- and Tricia gives her organic gardening advice and tells you her favorite products for organic growing. Download a PDF of our Seed Catalog here.

We have the whole array of seed starting equipment, from a device to make Soil Blockers, to Speedling trays, and even a wooden form around which you wrap newspaper to make tiny pots. Find everything at our online store

Peaceful Valley Seed PacketsWe give you 2 free seed packs for every order over $50, and 5 free seed packs for orders over $100. Live far away from our home base in Northern California? We can ship up to a 40 lb. box to you for a flat rate of $7.99. 

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply is a sponsor of the 2013 Washington MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR. 

Please visit the FAIR website for more information about future FAIRs: June 1-2 in Puyallup, Wash., Sept. 20-22 in Seven Springs, Pa., and Oct. 12-13 in Lawrence, Kan. Tickets are on sale now. 

You can also get FAIR updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  

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Crystal Stevens
3/25/2013 11:22:36 PM
Great article & video! Thanks for sharing. What is the cost difference with using soil-less medium?

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