Which Seeds Do You Direct Sow & Which Seeds Do You Start Indoors?

There are some seeds that do well when you directly plant them in the ground. These are generally plant seeds that tolerate cooler temperatures and are also at risk if transplanted.  Other plant seeds do better if started indoors and are then transplanted when the weather is warmer. This post lists vegetable and herb seeds […]

Seed Starting 101

This is a guest article by Amy Pennington on the LiveDan330 website. She discusses the basics of starting seeds indoors. If you start seeds early, then you’re getting a head start on planting and will be able to harvest earlier. Amy discusses grow lights, which help provide the 12 hours of daily light that seedlings […]

SeedsNow – The Best Organic, Non-GMO, Untreated, Heirloom Seeds

 Now that Spring is here (Yay!), I wanted to share one of my favorite sites for buying garden seeds online.  Seeds Now has a huge assortment of organic, non-GMO heirloom seeds. These are open-pollinated seeds and are reasonably priced. They have veggie, herb, and fruit seeds. These are quality, heirloom seeds that grow really well. The […]

A Vegetable Garden Growing Guide

This is a great, quick start infographic, that gives you all of the information you need to plant, grow and harvest some of the more popular vegetables. The Urban Organic Gardener covers: Soil Preparation Sowing the Seeds Harvesting Storage Threats Nutritional Information You’ll find the above information for the following vegetables: Carrots Peas Leeks Lettuce […]

100 Expert Gardening Tips, Ideas and Projects that Every Gardener Needs to Know

This is a terrific collection of gardening tips, projects and ideas collected by Vanessa. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice. There’s excellent gardening information here for everyone. Vanessa also provides a link to a tutorial for every tip, idea and project. Here are just a few of the tips, tricks, ideas and […]

Top 10 Gardening Posts

Colleen has collected her top 10 gardening posts of all time. I’ve learned so much from her articles. I just used the simple seed viability test that she recommends. This article contains links to 10 of Colleen’s best gardening articles. You’ll find the following: Simple Seed Viability Test Where to Buy Seeds Starting Seeds with […]

How to Make DIY Paper Seedling Pots

Do you want to some easy-to-make pots for starting seeds this spring? Well Jill has a great solution. In this article, she shares a tutorial for DIY paper seedling pots. They are both frugal and a snap to make. She provides step-by-step directions that include photographs. Click on the How to Make a DIY Paper […]

How to Start Seedlings the Natural Way

Some people are nervous about starting seeds in the spring. But starting seeds naturally is really pretty easy. In this article, Colleen provides step-by-step directions about how to germinate seeds. She includes links about buying heirloom and hybrid seeds, where to buy organic seed starting mix, and other supplies. Very helpful article. Click on the […]