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Milk Jug Seed Starters: This simple technique was developed for seeds that need to spend a winter outside before they will germinate, but it’s also a great method to start garden seeds in late winter if you don’t have indoor lights or a cold frame.

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How to Save Your Own Seeds: Vegetable Garden Seed-Saving

A Quick Seed-Saving Guide for Beginners tells you how to gather, treat, and save the most common garden seeds.

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3 Ways to Start Composting

Composting for dummies. Get started composting

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How To Start Seeds In Eggshells

How To Start Seeds In Eggshells: Cute and Practical! -- Use egg shells as mini pots for seeds, then you replant them still in the shell which slowly biodegrades and gives lots of nutrients to the soil.

Winter-Sowing 101 BELIEVE IT OR NOT, you can start a summer garden in December and January, using a neat trick called “Winter-Sowing.” Winter-sowing is an outdoor method of seed germination (invented by Trudi Davidoff) which requires just two things: miniature greenhouses (made from recycled milk jugs) and Mother Nature. You can winter-sow your way to a beautiful garden, too…for pennies. Here’s how:

Seed starters: they are self watering, and maintain a humid atmosphere for the seeds made from recycled plastic bottles!

How clever is this? Drill a few holes through a yard stick, and start planting! Perhaps I could keep my lines straight this way.