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TAG : Seed Starting

Starting Seeds: Part 2

Last week I wrote about how to take the first steps to start seeds. As promised, here’s a follow-up on what to do once your seeds have germinated.You are going to need a light source. We use regular fluorescent lights. You can find them at local hardware stores. There are all sorts of ...

Seed Starting Time

Although our garden is still covered in snow, we started our seeds last week. I know that a lot of beginning gardeners buy plants, but starting your own seeds is easy and rewarding. You have a much larger choice of plant varieties and you will probably end up with better quality plants with ...

Crunch Time at the Homestead

Things around our homestead are kicking into high gear as we get ready for another growing season.The garden looks pretty bare now but won't for long. Our seedlings have graduated from the grow lights to spending a few hours every day outside soaking up the sun and experiencing the wind. ...

A How-To For Seed Starting

It’s time to start seeds for your vegetable garden. Here are a few tips to get you started.The first thing to consider is space. You’ll need a place warm enough for germination or some way to warm your containers. We bring a patio table into the living room. It makes for pretty tight ...

Vegetable Gardening

It's a beautiful, chilly March day, and I'm dreaming about planting my garden this spring. While it's definitely still too cold to plant my garden, with a little planning and preparation, I can start my vegetable garden indoors to be ready to plant outdoors as soon as the last frost ...

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