seeding

  • How-To

    The Science of Seed Starting

    Seeds are little miracles that transform the world. In the wild, these tiny amalgamations of DNA can be stored away for years, waiting for the right conditions to turn a…

  • Collecting seeds
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    Collecting and Storing Seeds

    When I was new to ­gardening, I depended upon the kindness of friends and strangers to help fill my beds. Unfortunately, I was too green to realize what treasures I…

  • Transplant seedlings into the garden on a drizzly, gray day to protect them from the desiccating effect of the sun. If the weather won’t cooperate, plant in late afternoon.
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    Jump-Start Your Seeds

    Use these tricks to speed germination, then plant up some pots

  • How-To

    Seed-Starting Strategies

    If you get the basics right, you can have your pick of healthy seedlings. From seed-starting supplies to transplanting outdoors, here is all the info you need to get your…