Growing Seeds

A beginner can start with a single seed packet and end up with a dozen seedlings to plant in the garden in a short time. Read some tips, tricks, and thoughts on seed starting.

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Check This Chart Before You Start

Check out horticulturist Lisa Hilgenberg’s seed viability chart. Some seeds last longer than others!

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Getting Started with Starting Seeds

Getting Started with Starting Seeds

Seeds exist to sprout, and given the right conditions, they do so with great determination.

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Getting Started with Starting Seeds

Sow Spaghetti Sauce Now

March is the magic month for starting seeds—especially for certain veggies and herbs.

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Early Spring Greens

Successful Seed Starting: When, Why, How

Did you know some seeds, such as lettuce, can be sown outdoors as early as April?

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Seed Stories

Read more about seed catalogs, ordering, starting, growing, collecting, swapping, banking, storing, and more.

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Planting Peas with Kids

Planting with Little Sprouts

Plant, water, and grow, easy peas-y. Teaching children to plant seeds is a fun way to engage with nature together. Plant some peas now.

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