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14 Tips for Starting Your Own Seeds

14 Simple Tips for Starting Your Own Seeds. A lot of good informations from "Organic Gardening" Magazine

☀ Savvy Living ☀ • Posts Tagged ‘DIY’ DIY Heat Mat Speeds Up Seed Starting In this tutorial, you use inexpensive rope lighting as a heat mat to help warm your seeds  Materials: Plywood ‘plank’ Two 1” x 2” x 8-foot wood furring strips Wood screws - two packs each of #6 x 1-1/2” and #8 x 3/4” sizes Plastic cable clamps - two packs of 1/2” size Hand saw or jigsaw Tape measure and/or square Pencil Sandpaper Rope light - incandescent type (not LED).

DIY Heat Mat Speeds Seed Starting - Rope lighting finds new life in a DIY heat mat. Its a great post-holiday project for gardeners.

trellis across raised beds (more room for the beds and adds a pretty little 'tunnel' under the future plantings!

trellis across raised beds (more room for the beds and adds a pretty little 'tunnel' under the future plantings! OR put the trellis over the bed, plant at either end and then plant lettuce or spinach in the shade beneath the trellis!

You don’t need a greenhouse to produce healthy, vigorous transplants: how to grow from seed.

How To Start Seeds

Step by step starting seeds. You can grow vigorous plants from seed at home.

This article on saving seeds caught my eye. I like the idea of that level of self-sufficiency. I like thinking about the plants in my garden, and the food we eat, coming entirely from our own plant...

Free Seed-Saving How-To for All Common Garden Vegetables: Save seeds true-to-type from heirloom vegetables in your own garden.

Seed Starting 101 - really helpful detailed tips for growing your own garden from seed at http://empressofdirt.net/seed-starting-101/

Seed Starting 101

Do you and your children have a green thumb? Use old baby gates or cribs as a trellis for those climbing veggies.

Reusing Cribs and Baby Gates as Garden Trellises

Garden trellis from crib sides. Use old baby gates or cribs as a trellis for those climbing veggies.

Time to get out the seed calculator so you don't start seed too soon! When to start seed - A Way To Garden

when to start seed

A Way to Garden when to start seed calculator- automatically calculates when to sow seeds & plant based on your regions last frost date. Also lots of gardening tips

Natural Pesticides for Plants. These are less expensive than buying commercial pesticides and much safer to use.

Homemade Organic Insecticides and Pesticides All-Purpose Insecticide Spray Basic Insecticidal Soap Spider Mite Spray

Bag gardening couldn’t be easier! Simply set out purchased bags of topsoil, cut them open, and plant seeds and seedlings right into the topsoil. The bag garden in this plan will be brimming with more than 20 vegetables and culinary herbs by its third year!

You can get started on bag gardening in no time with this season-by-season, no-dig planting plan.

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