Tag: Starting from Seeds

Second Season Vegetable Gardening

Second Season Vegetable Gardening
If you didn’t start a garden this spring and wish you had grown some flowers, herbs or vegetables you still have time. Summer is a good time to start your second season plantings. You can sow seeds directly in the ground now for many leafy greens, root crops and even some flowering annuals.Planting seeds now... Read more »

Triscuit's Home Farming Movement

Triscuit's Home Farming Movement
Triscuit’s Home Farming Movement is encouraging Americans to get involved in edible gardening by providing a free seed card in specially marked boxes of Triscuit crackers. The Original Triscuit package contains a basil seed card and the Reduced Fat Triscuit box comes with a dill seeds. Earlier this spring I blogged on the MrBrownThumb blog... Read more »

Where to buy Cheap Garden Seeds.

If you’re looking to start your first garden or just expand what you currently grow trying the less expensive brands of seeds is a good way to start. One vegetable or flower seed pack is enough for gardeners with small spaces who just want to experiment. Yesterday I stopped by Walgreens and spotted the American... Read more »

Starting Garden Seeds Indoors Under Lights

Starting garden seeds indoors under lights doesn’t require special growlights. If you aren’t blessed with a greenhouse or south-facing windows in which to start seeds you can use ordinary 40-watt flourescent bulbs in the standard shoplight fixtures you find at the hardware store. While you can buy specialty “grow lights” and “plantlights” that are designed... Read more »

Top 10 Easiest Plants to Grow from Seeds

Growing plants from seed is fun, rewarding and the easiest way to start a garden on the cheap. Growing from seed is easy and even the newest gardener can do it. Here is my recommendation for the Top 10 Easiest Plants to Grow from Seeds. All you need is a little bit of soil, sun... Read more »

Hybrid Garden Seeds are not the Enemy

In the conversation about the dangers of genetically modified seeds and the benefits of heirloom seeds happening across the internet it seems like hybrids are be getting a bad reputation. The word “hybrid” sounds scary and conjures up images from the nightmares you have after viewing a science fiction movie. The truth is that hybrid... Read more »

The Boycotting of Monsanto-Seminis Seeds

Like Santa, you should check recommended seed seller lists, twice.  The seed starting season is just over the horizon and it looks like the popularity of  vegetable gardening, due to the recession, will continue for the foreseeable future. This is good news for seed companies and companies that cater to gardeners. You know who this is bad... Read more »

Heirloom Vegetables

Want to grow some heirloom vegetables and protect them being lost forever? Growing just a few in your own backyard can make a big difference. Here are some suggestions from two gardeners I follow on Twitter. ASPARAGUS: Mary Washington, Jersey. LETTUCE:  Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce, Grandpa Admirer’s, Speckled, Black Seeded Simpson.  PEPPERS: Datil, Fish, Giant... Read more »

How to Store Garden Seeds for Next Year

After you’ve collected and dried seeds from your garden the next step is to find suitable containers to hold them in. Here are some ideas for storing seeds. Plastic baggies– I bought a couple of packages of them from Wal-Mart a couple of years ago and still have a lot. I’ve found that they last... Read more »

Collecting Seeds in the Garden

Seed saving season in the garden is underway and I thought I’d share some tips that I find useful when trying to save seeds for next year. The first thing I’d recommend for a new frugal gardener to do is start an Emergency Seed Saving Kit. You can place this kit in the glove compartment... Read more »