A Simple Seed Starting Mix Recipe

It's just about time to start seeds indoors for peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes here in TN so I thought I would share a quick post on how I make my seed starting medium (mix).  Seed starting mixes can be bought with the same ingredients as what I'm about to share with you but when…

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Germinating Japanese Maple Seeds in a Plastic Bag

I love a nice Japanese maple! Who doesn't? There are Japanese maples  with variegated leaves, ones with deep burgundy colors, others with interesting shaped leaves that are highly dissected and many other kinds. The fall color on a Japanese is almost always guaranteed to be something special.  Their highly ornamental nature makes them very popular trees in…

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Tomato Seed Starting Update

Last week I wrote about my seed starting "mini-greenhouses" made from clear plastic cups so I thought I would share how my tomato seeds are doing so far.  To sum things up I am very pleased with the results.  Strong and healthy growing tomato seeds are in many of the cups.  Some of my…

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Organic Seed Starting from a CSA

Yesterday I watched and shared this video from Quiet Creek Farms and the Penn State Extension Service on the Growing The Home Garden Facebook page.  The video has some great techniques for seed starting including a recipe for their seed starting soil.  It has a business slant geared toward developing a CSA but the…

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Sowing Shade Garden Seeds

Last week I put together a couple flats of shade garden plants that I'm attempting to grow from seed.  I've had pretty good success before with my heucheras and thought I would give a few other shade plants a try!  A couple years ago I intended (but never got around to) to begin sowing…

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