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Supplement your seedlings with liquid fertilizer to give them the best start. Contributing editor Barbara Pleasant provides everything you know to start seeds indoors and give your food garden a great head start this season.

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When To Plant Your Vegetable Garden

When to plant your vegetable garden.... When to plant what? Time to get started!

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Get Your Tomatoes off to a Perfect Start

Planting tomato plants on their side encourages a good root system--Good to know!

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The 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow

The 10 EASIEST Vegetables to Grow: Make this THE YEAR you start that vegetable #garden | via @SparkPeople #gardening

Yard stick to seed planting spacer -- How clever is this? Drill a few holes through a yard stick, and start planting!

This is also a great idea for starting seeds as the moisture comes from the bottom, thus eliminating the fungus that kills many seedlings when you water from the top.

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10 Steps to Starting Seedlings Indoors

Growing your own seedlings from seed offers you more flexibly and control over your garden. You can choose your favorite varieties, grow the number of plants you need, and work within the planting dates that suit your growing area. Here are ten steps for starting seeds indoors.

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Seed Soaking: Tips For Soaking Seeds Before Planting

How To Soak Seeds Before Planting And The Reasons For Soaking Seeds

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Make Super Cheap Seed Starters

Make your own seed starter soil blocks from household items

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Save Seeds for Repeat Success With Healthy Plants

Learn how to harvest wet-seeded plants, such as tomatoes or squash, to save and replant for next year's garden. | Photo: Simon Wheeler Ltd/Garden Picture Library/Getty | thisoldhouse.com

Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the bottom for deep root watering.

The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric. (Wish I had thought of this last year!)