• Seeds

    Let the wintersowing begin!

    by  • January 11, 2013 • Seeds

    I used to start my wintersowing on the winter solstice, because that was what so many of the people advised on the wintersowing forum where I first learned about the method. The thing about wintersowing at the end of December, for me, at least, is that I don’t have time to appreciate it. Holiday...

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    How I Organize My Tomato Seed Saving

    by  • September 28, 2010 • Seed Saving, Seeds

    The people who know me best know that I can be a little, well…. scatterbrained. Not all the time. Just when I’m awake. Anyway, when I first started saving tomato seeds, I had a few instances in which I squeezed out tomato seeds into containers, covered them with water, and walked away, confident in...

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    Very Happy to Be Inconvenienced

    by  • February 3, 2009 • Seeds

    So, I’ve been going through my seed catalogs, and I realized that I didn’t have a copy of my beloved Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Catalog yet. I swore I ordered a copy weeks ago, but I am, after all, not exactly known for my organizational skills and razor-sharp memory. So I went over to...

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    Planning Next Year’s Garden: Tomatoes!

    by  • December 13, 2008 • Seeds, Vegetables

    Somehow, my plans for the vegetable garden never feel quite real until I’ve narrowed down which tomatoes I’ll be growing. To say that they are the centerpiece of my garden would be an understatement; if woman could live on tomatoes alone, I think I’d be perfectly happy with that. But, even the perfect tomato...

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    Seed Sources for Frugal Gardeners

    by  • November 26, 2008 • Seeds

    If your garden ambitions are larger than your garden budget, starting plants from seed is definitely the way to go. And if your budget still won’t allow for several dollars for one packet of seed, there are several sources to find quality seed at low prices. Here are a few inexpensive seed sources that...

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    The Nichols Garden Nursery Catalog

    by  • November 14, 2008 • Seeds

    I love this catalog. Love it. Even though there are no glossy photos, even though it's small and I misplace it more often than I'd like to admit--I love it. You can tell it's written by people who really enjoy what they do. I especially like that ...

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