It’s Time to Start Those Veggie Gardens!

| 1/19/2012 2:49:29 PM

Tags: organic, garden, seeds, planting, Barbara Pleasant, Storey Publishing,

Follow these easy steps to watch your seeds grow into flourishing plants even amongst the hustle and bustle of daily life. With organic gardening expert Barbara Pleasant’s simple, easy-to-follow guidelines, any seed starter can become a gardening pro in no time. Her book Starter Vegetable Gardens offers 24 plans for small organic gardens. Throughout the book she offers great ideas and tips to cut down on cost and make vegetable gardening efficient right from your own home! So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start planting!

Starting Seeds Step-by-Step

You Need: 

1 small bag of fresh seed-starting mix or potting soil

1 package small disposable paper cups (4- or 6-ounce “bathroom” cups are perfect)

2 8-inch-diameter square or round baking pans

1/2-by-2-inch strips of rigid plastic (cut from discarded food container)
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So excited for the growing season! When planning your vegetable gardens, please consider planting a little extra to share with hungry neighbors in need! Or simply share your excess bounty throughout the growing season. is an online campaign connecting backyard gardeners, community gardeners & other growers with food pantries in their communities eager to receive their excess produce. It's completely free and is making a real difference in the fight against hunger and malnutrition in America. Please visit this link to learn more:

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