Results for the searched words: seed starting

  ON April 03,2014

Easy Seed Starting Guide

Gardeners around the nation are chomping at the bit to get some dirt under their fingernails. Gardening is one of the top hobbies in the nation. In fact, almost 50% of the population gardens in one shape, way, or form. And the hobby shows no sign of slowing down. In the past year, edible gardening…

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  ON January 20,2023

Starting Herbs From Seed

Have you ever wanted to start growing herbs from seed? We are delighted to share our friend Richo Cech’s new book, Growing Plant Medicine: The Medicinal Herb Grower, Volume 1, with you today to give you some base knowledge for starting herbs from seed for your herbal garden. In this book, you’ll discover theory and…

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  ON January 22,2021

Starting Your Own Herb Seeds? Time for Cold Stratification!

January may not seem like an obvious time for garden work in the Northern Hemisphere, but this is actually a crucial time to prepare the seeds of certain plants for the spring thaw. Successful germination in a controlled environment, like a garden, requires that seeds go through conditions similar to what they would experience in…

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  ON February 19,2014

5 Steps to Starting Seeds

Most of us associate springtime with re-birth and growth, and never is this idea more in line with the season than when we grow our own herbs from tiny little seeds. Even the mightiest oak trees start as an acorn, and we can create a smaller scale version with anything from basil to tarragon to…

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  ON March 14,2023

How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots for Your Garden This Year

Growing food in your backyard (or even on a porch or windowsill) is one of the simplest and most rewarding ways to nourish yourself, be self-sufficient, and connect with nature in a hands-on way. The following excerpt is taken from Gardening for Everyone by sustainability expert Julia Watkins which shares everything you need to know…

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  ON February 26,2021

Seed Soaking: Herb Gardening 101

Seed soaking is a method of preparing seeds, specifically those with hard outer shells, for planting. Seeds that need to be soaked are usually wrinkled on the outside, such as peas, fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum), and fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). That wrinkling happens as the seeds dehydrate, which keeps them free from rot and safe for storage….

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3 Easy Herbs To Grow From Seed | Herbal Academy | Are you feeling anxious to start your spring garden? We are sharing 3 easy herbs to grow from seed right now!
  ON March 29,2017

3 Easy Herbs to Grow From Seed

Tuning in to the cycle of the seasons is an integral part of wellness, as our connection to the earth roots and nourishes us in myriad ways. I revel in the cozy cocoon and silence of winter after living out loud and hot in the summer and pushing through the ramped up pace of back-to-school…

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  ON August 20,2015

How to Plan a Seed Swap in Your Neighborhood

Seed swaps are an excellent way of sharing your plant knowledge—and your seeds—with your local community. What’s more, seed swaps have the added benefit of connecting like-minded growers. Whether you’re looking for an informal, one-time get together with fellow gardening friends, or a more organized yearly event, here are a few tips to help plan…

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How to Harden Seedlings
  ON May 23,2014

How to Harden Seedlings and Protect Your Garden

Gardening is a popular past-time, and many people invest a large amount of money every year in plants and seedlings, only to be rewarded with droopy, wilted, dead plants within a few weeks. has created an infographic entitled 9 Steps to Harden Seedlings, giving you all the info you need in order to give…

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