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All-Roots™ Seed Starting System

DIY greenhouses for seed starting!! Excellent idea for starting seeds in your home!

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.

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

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

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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.

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.

Includes everything to get started, even organic seeds. www.cstolle.towergarden.com

Raised beds are the perfect way to start your own garden. Fruits, vegetables, flowers and shrubs can all thrive in the raised bed environment. The popularity of raised beds is on the rise because of their many benefits – reduce soil erosion, the ease of access to control weeds and pick...

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

from lemon seeds- love this idea!

These plants have developed healthy root systems, all while growing in a no-soil environment.

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

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

Make your own seed starter soil blocks from household items

make the wire cage, line the bottom with about 3 inches of straw then keeping straw around the edges add about 4 inches of compost then your seed potatoes eyes up. cover with a few inches of compost. as the plants grow cover the bottom 1/3 of the plant with compost (hilling it up). Potatoes don't grow down from the seed potatoes, they grow above them. So the taller your potato plant grows, the deeper you can hill the soil, the more potatoes you get. continue until the potato flowers and then...

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A handy vegetable planting calendar and useful guide to growing vegetables for beginners, perfect for those new to vegetable gardening & allotment holders!