• Kitchen Gardening

    8 Reasons to Plant Vegetable Starts Instead of Seeds

    Plant starts are not cheap when compared to seed packets, but they can be well worth it!

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    Keep Your Seedlings Warm With A Holiday Light Heated Low Tunnel

    Don’t put away your holiday lights away just yet! You can repurpose them to keep your seedlings warm. In this project, I 'take it outside’ and combine the lighted board…

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    Spring Gardening in California

    I'm on the road again and one of my last stops was at Renee Shepherd's home and gardens, where my friend Carolyn Dille and I enjoyed a lovely lunch and…

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    DIY PVC Grow Light Stand

    Here's a grow light stand your seedlings and wallet will appreciate.

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    A Time to Sow

    It is March here in Maryland and we still have about 20 inches of snow on the ground. Folks around here are having serious cabin fever. I am getting ready…

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    Grow Lettuce from Seed

    There are many, many lettuces to choose from, way beyond what you can buy at the grocery. And here's good news: the "exotic" varieties are way easier to grow, and…

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    Seed Starting in Speedling Trays

    A Master Gardener explains how to use these innovative Styrofoam containers with pyramid-shaped cells.

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    Soil-Block Your Seeds

    A nifty tool plus the right soil mix equals a bounty of seedlings. Using a soil blocker has a lot of advantages. Organic farmer Tina Fraser tells what they are…

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    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…

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    Thin Plants for a Healthy Crop

    To get the best crop, most vegetables sown directly into the soil wil need thinning, and the methods vary with the plant.