Tag Archives: Seed Starting

Pre-Germination, again

Gardeners, especially those in short-season areas, will do almost anything to get a jump on the growing season. Pre-germinating your seeds is one excellent way to speed up the sometimes tedious wait for sprouting seedlings. At my daughter’s request, I’m … Continue reading

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“Days to Maturity”

When can I pick my tomatoes? Will these melons ripen in my short growing season? If I plant these flowers from seed, when will I have blooms? “Days to maturity” is one of the most important factors in determining what … Continue reading

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Abusing Your Seeds

If you’re having trouble getting some of your seeds to germinate, it may be that you’re being too nice to them. Armed with tough defenses against all that nature can throw at them, some seeds refuse to grow unless they’re … Continue reading

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Giving Your Seeds the Cold Shoulder

Are you itching to get started on your spring garden? Regardless of the prognostication of groundhogs, those of us living in the high country can expect far more than six additional weeks of winter. It’s only the end of February, … Continue reading

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Recycled “Greenscapes”

“Don’t throw that away!” My family is used to my exhortations by now. Mom, the recycling nut. It’s true—I have a bin for metals and one for plastics, 1 through 7. Glass has its own container, next to the compost … Continue reading

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