starting a garden
A review of popular seed catalogs and recommendations for seeds to start a medium-sized homestead garden.
Seed starting techniques and timing for an urban homestead in the Pacific Northwest.
January is the time to start your indoor seeds for spring planting. Here is a calendar for starting your spring and summer seeds.
The garden is 58 by 112 feet and it's planted!
This blog post takes a look at some of the methods we have developed over the last 25 years growing vegetable seedlings in our certified organic greenhouses. This time we take a look at the conditions required for healthy seedling growth.
What to plant in April for your vegetable garden, and what sized pot you need for your vegetable plant.
This blog post shares some of the simple techniques learned through many years of experience by someone who grows vegetable seedlings for a living.
Starting seeds with children indoors is a project that extends into outdoor planting of the seedlings in spring and harvesting produce in the summer. It allows you to share success and satisfaction with children and makes it more likely they'll eat their vegetables!
Dragging my feet to get spring started, afraid to fail and making the decision to jump in an succeed or fail already!
Growing lettuce and other leafy greens indoors with an aeroponic system in a south-facing window seems like a wise move, especially during this long, snowy winter. Here I will explain the basics of growing greens with an aeroponic system, starting off with the initial expenses and moving on to pH and nutrient solution. Then I’ll hope the sun provides enough life-giving rays long enough each day to grow some leafy greens.
Overview of the activities of a garden in March. How to prepare the soil for spring. What varieties I am planting this March in our Zone 6 garden.
When lettuce is mentioned, many think of the standard iceberg lettuce found in supermarkets and restaurant salads. That is changing with the growth in popularity of the different types of lettuces from Romaine to head and leaf-type lettuces, mainly due to the flavors and colors that they offer from deep red to almost white and noticeably sweet to tangy and slightly bitter.
Gardening is as easy as you want it to be!
By starting seeds indoors, you get a jump start on spring garden planting.
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.
Use our popular When to Plant app to know when to plant each crop in your area.
It's mid-February, time to start thinking about spring! Ira Wallace helps us make our garden plan, remember our perennials, and Plant a Row for the Hungry this year.
One way to get a jumpstart on the growing season is to start growing your seeds indoors. For most of you it’s still cold outside. That doesn’t mean that you can’t get a headstart on getting your garden started for the new year.
These resources will help you learn how to grow food and start a garden.
Volunteers work to start the Sunset Hill Elementary School Garden in Lawrence, Kan.
Consult these seed starting tips for easy advice on seed planting, using the best materials, watering, grow lights and more.