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Starting Seeds Indoors

Growing plants from seeds is the most economical way to start a garden.

Seed-Starting Essentials

Starting seeds is the inexpensive way to grow more of your favorite plants. Here's what you need to know for success./

Growing Carrots: A Tip from Grandpa

Carrots can be a bit persnickety to germinate. Luckily, my grandpa taught me this trick to get them started in the garden easily!

Benefits of Pre-sprouting Seeds

One of the most frustrating things about starting seeds is waiting for them to emerge from the soil. Pre sprouting seeds germinates seeds before planting. This saves time, eliminates thinning, and conserves space.

Here's a great Zone 5/6 Seed Starting Schedule. If you live in these gardening zones you can use this post as a guide for when to plant your seedlings.:

Homemade Seed Mats or Seed Tapes

Instead of scattering seeds then thinning later, creating seed mats allows you to space out the seeds according to the suggested spacing on the back of the seed package or Square Foot Garden spacing recommendations. Seed mats or seed tapes are helpful for planting tiny seeds, such as lettuce and carrots that are hard to sow one at a time. Also a great project for a rainy day when you can’t get out to the garden.

Top 10 Seed Catalogs for the PREPared Gardener

Top 10 Seed Catalogs for the PREPared Gardener (non-GMO, Heirloom & Organic) [[Mom with a Prep]] #organic #gardening #squarefootgardening

DIY Seed Vault-Save Seed for 10 Years

Do you save seed for the future? Learn to make a DIY Seed Vault - Save Seed for 10 Years