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How to grow microgreens (and use up your extra seeds)

Learn how to grow microgreens to boost the nutrition in your food, make gorgeous plated dishes, and use up all those extra seeds you’ve been storing! Last updated: May 1, 2019 Despite only having a 1/3 acre garden, my wife and I have saved, bought, and been gifted enough seeds over the years to probably have a 100 acre farm. We didn’t intend to be seed hoarders, it just sort of happened. While many seed varieties can last for years or even decades properly stored indoors, we’ve come to realize that it might not be feasible to devote an entire room of our house to our personal seed library. What to do with all those extra seeds? Radish microgreens we grew atop one of Chef David Porras’s unknown but incredibly delicious concoctions.

How to Make Your Own DIY Seed Starting Mix For Garden Seeds

Gardening soil, potting soil, seed starting mix - isn't it all the same stuff? Nope. In this article we'll tell you the difference and share our DIY seed starting recipe.  Many new gardeners don't understand the

8 Ways To Kill Your Garden Seedlings

Are your indoor garden seedlings weak, dead, or dying? In this article, you’ll find out what’s happening – and what to do about it. You got excited about gardening so you got some seed packets.  You brought your seeds home, plopped them in seed cells, and voila! You kill them all… assuming they even germinated in the first place. If this sounds like you, please read on…

How to Grow Delicious Austrian Winter Peas For Winter Greens

Learn how to grow Austrian winter peas to enjoy delicious pea shoots and flowers throughout the cool season — plus get dry peas for killer split soups!  When you think of cold weather garden plants that

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How, why, and when to use cold frames in your garden

Cold frames are a great season extension tool to help you garden in cold weather or to start warm weather seedlings long before your last frost date. Learn all about cold frames (including DIY cold frames)

Winter Gardening Tips from Master Gardener and Permaculturist Eliza Lord

I'm often asked for winter gardening tips or how to get started with a cold season garden. My answer? It depends on where you're located, what you like eating, and when you want to harvest your

Want to Garden Like a Pro? Here’s a Simple and Affordable Indoor Grow Light Setup

Note: We’ve recently updated this article to include the latest LED grow light technology in addition to common fluorescent shop lights which can also be used as grow lights. Since this article was originally written, the price of LED grow lights has decreased significantly, making them competitive with or in some cases even less expensive than fluorescent lighting. 

Growing healthier tomatoes and tomatillos via adventitious roots

Learn how to use the adventitious roots on your tomatoes, tomatillos, and other garden plants for healthier seedlings and more productive adult plants. When you think about plant roots, you probably think about the branched network of underground plant material that a plant uses to slurp up water and nutrients. Those are referred to as a “primary root system.” However, some plants are also capable of producing other types of roots that don’t necessarily form underground – one of the most useful of these for the home gardener is “adventitious roots.”

Why & How To Use Ladbrooke Soil Blockers For Seed Starting

Ladbrooke soil blockers are a money- and time-saving tool for small farmers or gardeners who start lots of seedlings throughout the year. Here's why and how to use them.  If you've read our free seed

Are Bootstrap Farmer Seed Starting Supplies All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

Note: This article is an accurate and honest review of Bootstrap Farmer's seed starting supplies. We have not been paid to write a product review - e.g. we're not biased. We're simply writing a product review