Tag : Seeds

Greens for Small Spaces

  Red and green leaf lettuce will always have a place at the table. So too will traditional romaine, but have you tried oak leaf lettuce, ‘Roxy’ or ‘Freckles’?  Or maybe arugula or Mizuna greens? There is an endless number…

0 Comments / 2002 View / October 26, 2016

Gifts for Gardeners

Whether homemade, reclaimed or store bought gift giving is personal and is, at its core, a wish for someone’s happiness — no matter the season. And, while it’s supposed to be fun, it can be a source of frustration and,…

0 Comments / 478 View / December 1, 2015

Harvesting Pumpkins: Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

          We peeled off the highway, leaving bumper to bumper traffic for the quiet risk of side roads, and found this pumpkin patch. It was a lucky string of events. It always seems to be that…

0 Comments / 153 View / October 30, 2015

Seed Saving Made Simple

  Ready to start your own personal seed bank? Or simply looking for ways to pay yourself forward, save money and grow a better garden? Honestly, there’s no real trick to collecting and saving seeds except to recall the ideal conditions…

4 Comments / 331 View / October 26, 2015

Grow What You Love: Free Printable Seed Packets

  Are your pockets full of seeds? Have random envelopes and jars stuffed with the beginnings of next season’s garden? Me too. That’s how I came up with the idea of creating seed packets made with plain old printer paper and…

8 Comments / 4695 View / September 14, 2015

Seeds 101: Seed Selection & Terminology

  If the word “heirloom” doesn’t make you want to get your hands on some seeds I don’t know what will. Something passed down from generation to generation, person to person, how could it get better? Except maybe seeds that…

2 Comments / 496 View / April 17, 2015

Make Your Own Seed Starting Mix | DIY Gardening

Your next bumper crop is right around the corner, waiting in a handful of seeds. If only all the seeds we planted grew past that awkward stage from youth to adolescence, into prosperous and fruitful adults, beating the odds of damping-off…

5 Comments / 2018 View / March 6, 2015

Growing Advantages

I’ve finally taken the time to explore the inner reaches of my refrigerator, locating the seeds I mentioned, giving me reason to plan and wonder what I’ll plant in a climate with a year round growing season….  Without a green…

0 Comments / 13 View / January 20, 2011