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Seed-Starting and Germinating for Lavender and Rosemary (Start Early!)

FROM THE RUSTED GARDEN IN MARYLAND From Gary Pilarchik: Lavender and Rosemary can take 14-28 days to germinate. They are slow to germinate and grow indoors. Once germinated they can take 10-12 weeks to get to a decent transplant size. You can start lavender and rosemary indoors 3-4 months before they are ready to go …Read more »

How to Make Biodegradable Seed-Starting Pots

ENGLAND, by GrowVeg Spring is finally arriving, so to help you save a little money why not try our simple homemade plant pot ideas? Whatever you’re planning to grow this year, using common materials from around your home you can quickly create environmentally friendly pots in a range of useful sizes. In this video we …Read more »

Hardening Off Seedlings (A Seed-Starting Basic)

FROM SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE By How to Grow a Garden with Scarlett Damen Avoid transplant shock by hardening off your young spring plants. Lets talk about the different methods, what doesn’t need to be hardened off and what plant sun burn and frost damage really looks like. New episodes weekly! Join me on Instagram: ABOUT …Read more »

Thinning Seedlings For Best Success

MICHIGAN, by Luke Marion at MI Gardener Published March of 2019 Thinning is the job nobody likes doing but one that you must do to ensure healthy seedlings and a healthy garden. We don’t like to do it, but if we don’t the chances of disease, overcrowding, and stress increase greatly. We do more than, JUST, …Read more »

Making your own Seed-Starting Mix – the Basics

MARYLAND By Gary Pilarchik at The Rusted Garden If you are new to gardening and are thinking about starting seeds indoors this is part 1 of a 5 part video series. I explain what Perlite, Peat moss, Vermiculite and Seed Starting Mix are and how they are used for starting seeds. You need to use …Read more »

Coco Coir vs Seed Starting Mix

PACIFIC NORTHWEST, by Paula Thomas of Gapey’s Grub Published on Feb 17, 2018 I love doing experiments and my newest one is starting some brassicas (and swiss chard) in both coco coir and seed starting mix to see how much of a difference there is and there’s definitely some differences that I point out in this …Read more »

How to Save Cauliflower, Broccoli & Brassica Seeds

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, by Rob Bob’s Aquaponics and Backyard Farm We were very pleased with the “60 Days” cauliflower this year so let 5 plants go to flower so we could save some seed.. The same process can be used for saving Broccoli & other Brassica seeds as well.. It is important to just have one variety …Read more »

Vegetable Seed-Starting

BY NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Starting your own seeds at home allows you to grow a greater diversity of vegetables and saves money. Start with the right pots, soil, and seeds and then follow Charlies steps to grow healthy seedlings indoors .

How to Grow Marigolds from Seed

BY LEARNHOW2 IN THE U.K. Easy-to-follow step-by-step guide to growing beautiful marigolds from seeds.

Seed saving: Avoiding cross pollination in squash

SACRAMENTO, CA by Davide Antonicelli How to avoid cross pollination in squash for seed saving. This is a video about how to avoid the crossing of squash. 1. Identify the male and female flowers prior to opening, prevent them from opening to avoid cross pollination by insects. 2. The next day manually pollinate the female …Read more »

How & When to Water & Fertilize Indoor Seedlings & DIY Fungus Gnat Traps / Spring Garden Series #2

CALIFORNIA, by CaliKim Garden and Home DIY Published on Feb 18, 2019 Follow the tips in this video to know exactly when and how to water and fertilize your indoor seedlings. I’ll also share how to make DIY fungus gnat traps using supplies you probably already have around the house. Grow your spring garden with me …Read more »

How to Build a Tomato & Vegetable Seed Grow-Light Box: Start Your Vegetables Indoors

MARYLAND by Gary Pilarchik at The Rusted Gardener You can easily start your tomato and vegetable seeds indoors. You can build a grow-light box cheaply. This project cost $27 for the first box and only $17 for the second box. It can be made with just a knife. Very simple but effective construction. It is …Read more »