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This guy has little room from his grow light and heating mat so he germinates around 100 seeds at a time in one germinating tray. Takes more time to separate them for transplant to not break the root.

How to Grow Fava Beans

Sowing fava (broad) beans. Peg out a length of string and make holes along its length, 1 to 2 inches deep, 4 to 6 inches apart, and drop a single seed into the base of each one. Mark out and sow successive rows at 12-inch intervals. Refill the holes with soil and water the seeds in well. Fava beans are usually ready to harvest 2-1/2 months after planting. Check the pods regularly, and pick them once they're clearly swollen with beans but still look glossy. Once the pods turn leathery, the…

A Low-Energy Way To Keep Root Veggies Fresh

You don't need to invest in chest freezers—all you need is straw and a little bit of outdoor space.

How to Build a Cheap Grow-Light Box for Seed Starting

Kohlrabi is a hardy biennial grown as an annual. Sow kohlrabi seed in the garden 3 to 4 weeks before the last average frost date in spring. Kohlrabi grows

Tomato 'suckers' will actually turn into stems that produce tomatoes. If you don't prune the 'suckers' from your indeterminate plants you will end up