10 Seed starting tips that you might not have thought of...
Learn how to save your garden seed. There's nothing like never having to buy seed again and upping your self-reliance and preparedness level. Great tips, her family has been saving several strains of seed for over 100 years.
Grow seedlings in recycled containers as greenhouses. Any clear plastic container will do. Use paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls as a pot. When ready to plant, simply place the whole roll in the ground and plant.
Your #Seeding Calendar - A cheat-sheet of when and how to plant the most common edibles' seeds. By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse
"I soak hard seeds overnight in strong tea. The tannic acid softens the outer covering of the seeds and makes germination faster and surer." ~ A gardening tip from Club Member Mary Ann Marino of West Pittsburgh, PA this might be easier than the acid method
5 Vegetables to Plant now for a fall harvest. Great list of vegetables to put in now to extend the growing season, plus which ones to sow from seed and which ones should be transplants. I'm sowing some more seed tomorrow
WinterSown.Org How to winter sow seeds outdoors in mini greenhouses.
How to use toilet paper (best to buy a bleach free one) to make your own seed tape for things like carrots. Advises to alternate carrot seed with radish seeds as the radishes will mark the area faster and break the ground)
Quick Guide to planting times
plantable seedling pots made from newspaper
portable mini green house for spring starts
Growing Romaine lettuce from the leftover stumps
IKEA green house, Socker series, $20
Shelf life of seeds. Good to know.
newspaper pot tutorial
Seed Saving Tips: Harvesting Heirloom Garden Seeds for Next Year
Hot Potatoes! — Planting Potatoes. Tips on preparing and planting your potatoes.
cheap LED light and grow box for seedlings
How to harvest tomato seeds
Great demo on how to make seedling pots from newspaper. Super quick and easy. I will be making these soon for spring planting!
Regrow your romaine!
self-watering seed starters made from two liter plastic bottles
The best time to plant garlic is in the fall, about four to six weeks before the ground freezes. (Typically late September through October in the North; November through January in the South.) Plant individual unpeeled cloves flat end down and pointed tip up, about 4 to 8 inches apart. Set each clove about 2 inches deep in mild-winter areas, and up to 4 inches deep in cold-winter climates. Read more: http://www.herbcompanion.com/gardening/harvest-garlic-like-a-pro.aspx?page=2#ixzz1Zo...
how to make seed balls for gorilla gardening
Grow your own fresh ginger...