One of the most rewarding ways to grow your own vegetables is to start them from seed, plus it’s a great educational experience for kids big and small. Root veggies like carrots, beets and radishes do the best when planted directly in the soil where they will grow as they have a delicate taproot ... Read More about Starting Veggie Seeds: Soil Temperature is Key!
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Forget seed catalogs, I’m shopping for my tomato seeds at the farmer’s market. Walking through the colorful displays of produce at my local farmer’s market, I’m brimming with anticipation for the next gardening year. The heirloom tomatoes that I pick out today—given they pass the all-important taste ... Read More about Saving Heirloom Tomato Seeds Through Fermentation
Growing your own sprouts is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to grow food at home because it requires very little space, can be done indoors at any time of year, and is super easy to do! The only thing that can get a bit confusing is when you go to buy your seeds and find yourself faced ... Read More about The Best Sprouting Seeds and What They Taste Like
This season is when we begin to say goodbye to this year’s vegetable garden and plan for next year’s, and what better way to do both of these things than by collecting and preserving seeds to plant in the spring? Saving seeds from your very best vegetables will give you the very best seeds, so it's ... Read More about Improve Your Vegetable Crops by Saving Seeds the Right Way
These printable seed envelope Valentines make a fun crafty Valentine's Day gift that will keep on giving into the summer months. Give some seeds and your Valentine gets to grow the flowers. What a perfect little gift to sneak in the mailboxes of your neighbor (Random Acts of Valentine's?). Or send ... Read More about Sowing the Seeds of Love with Seed Envelope Valentines
Whether you are cooking with pumpkins or carving a Jack-O-Lantern, it's likely that you'll find yourself with some extra pumpkin seeds on hand this fall. Don't throw them out! With just a little prep they are a tasty, healthy snack. I should warn you, though, you better make a LOT of these sweet and ... Read More about Highly Addictive Rosemary Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
If you grow Alpine Strawberries (also know as Fraises des Bois) you appreciate them for their powerful punch of flavor and easy-going plants that produce well in some shade. In colder areas where plants may not overwinter, sacrificing a few of these delicious berries for their seeds is a smart ... Read More about How To Save Alpine Strawberry Seeds
What seeds should I grow this year? Hmmmm. In true garden hoarder style I’ve collected way more seeds than I can every possibly plant in my tiny gardens. Who can blame me!? Seed companies send me catalogs all winter long. And West Coast Seeds has the most delightful (and addictive) storefront in ... Read More about Choosing This Year’s Seeds
Yes! You can still plant fall vegetables to harvest and eat this year! There is still time in the late summer and early fall to plant fast-growing edible plants in your vegetable garden and have them on your plate in just 15-30 days. No, not just sprouts (but those are good too). These super ... Read More about Plant These Speedy Fall Vegetables for a Last Hurrah!
Alliums are wonderful, unique-looking plants that come in a ton of different varieties. Their vibrant globe-shaped flower heads stand out in the garden, and their seed heads make a stunning display. Some alliums are a tasty addition to your favorite recipe (garlic, onions), some decorate the garden ... Read More about All About Alliums
With the intense August sun beating down, people aren't the only ones feeling a little wilted! Many plants have a hard time standing up to the hottest weather of summer, which can leave your garden looking droopy and fried. There are several measures you can take to protect your plants from heat ... Read More about Heat-Tolerant Plants that Love the Sun
Little free libraries and tiny sheds are colourful community structures created to foster neighbourhood sharing. With the enormous volume of stuff we have likely gathered in our homes, these spaces allow unused items to get a second life with someone who needs them. While little free libraries ... Read More about Building Community with Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds