Seed Starting

  • Get gobs of fruit from only 84 square feet. This small space can produce a bigger harvest than plots twice its size thanks to some tried-and-true techniques.
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    Getting Big Vegetable Production From a Small Space

    I have lived—and gardened—in three countries: England, Barbados, and the United States. In the United States, I found myself settled on the eastern tip of New York’s Long Island, a…

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    Five Perennials That Are Easy to Grow From Seed

    The reasons one should start perennials from seed are many. The most obvious one is the cost savings. Many gardeners focus on seed-starting annuals and vegetables because they think those…

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    Beertayday in Minnesota

    We’re off to Minnesota to visit a garden that, on Instagram, has the username “Beertayda,” which means “my garden” in Somali. Today's contributor, like so many of us, says that…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the South

    This month has many things to get excited about. Forget all of that “in like a lion” stuff: March in the South is full of gardening tasks and surprises. It’s…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Mountain West

    Begin spring cleanup. While you are in the mood for pruning in the garden, now is also a good time to begin spring cleanup tasks as well. Remove piles of…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Northeast

    When February ends and March begins, we winter-weary Northeasterners suffer from Farch (February–March), which consists of a continuation of inconsistent weather and monochrome colors. But let’s not knock March. The…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Mid-Atlantic

    Spring is just around the corner, and there is much to do in the garden. The weather can be finicky in March, but there will be plenty of mild days…

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    Surviving the Indiana Winter

    Today it is me, your GPOD editor, Joseph, checking in from my very snowy garden in northern Indiana. Recently, we had a warm day, some snow melted, and I saw…

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    Mountain West February Garden To-Do List

    Sign up for gardening classes and workshops. Whether you're looking for inspiration or direct how-to knowledge, February is the time to sign up for classes and workshops throughout the region.…

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    Using Cold Frames in the Mountain West

    If you’ve lived in the Mountain West, you know how erratic the weather can be here; sometimes there are swings between temperatures with as much as a 60° to 70°F…