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TAG : Starting Seeds

Seed Starting Made Simple

You’ll love the benefits of growing your own transplants. You can grow unique heirloom selections as well as the best varieties for your garden’s conditions — which will boost your yields and reduce losses to pests, disease and severe weather.The potential money savings aren’t small ...

Grow Your Best Fall Garden Vegetables: What, When and How

Right now, before you forget, put a rubber band around your wrist to remind you of one gardening task that cannot be postponed: Planting seeds for fall garden vegetables. As summer draws to a close, gardens everywhere can morph into a tapestry of delicious greens, from tender lettuce to ...

Make Seed Pots From Recycled Newspapers

When I saw several empty plastic seedling trays chucked atop the local grocery store trashcan last year, I just had to inquire inside, “Do you throw those away?”To my astonishment, the store manager told me yes, they do toss the trays in the garbage, and I was welcome to as many as I ...

Growing Peppers: One Month in 50 Seconds

Back in mid-March, we started some pepper seedlings in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS office — and, in just one month, our combination of sweet and spicy peppers have sprung up. Jason Cole, a videographer for Ogden Publications, caught this wonder of nature on video and combined it into a delightful ...