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Starting seeds is a cost-effective way to get a jump start on the garden, but can be tricky. Learn how to successfully kickstart your garden!

Sunflowers come in a surprising range of colors and flower forms, towering over most other plants

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21 Easy Annual Flowers to Grow From Seed

When it comes to planting annual flowers, there are some great advantages to growing them from seeds. Cut flower gardener Melissa Strauss has 21 excellent annuals to grow from seeds for your garden.

Seeds need scarification. Close-up of bean seeds soaking in water in a white tray. Pink kidney beans, distinguished by their smooth, kidney-shaped form, boasting a delicate pink hue with beige tones. The surface of the seeds is slightly wrinkled due to exposure to water.

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Which Seeds Need Scarification?

You’re ready to start your season. Your seed-starting supplies are gathered. Spring has sprung. Then, you remember the term scarification that you learned about over the winter. What seeds require that? Brush up on the basics and learn which seeds need scarification with organic farmer Jenna Rich.

Close-up of different seed packets on the store counter. Botanical Interests seed packets are characterized by their visually appealing and informative design. Featuring vibrant and detailed botanical illustrations, these packets provide a clear depiction of the mature plant's appearance, complete with flowers, foliage, and sometimes fruit.

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How to Read a Seed Packet

What do you get when you buy Botanical Interests seeds? Master Naturalist Sarah Jay outlines all the information contained in one of our seed packets and how to read it here.

Seed starting methods. Close-up of a woman's hand with seeds above the starting trays in a sunny garden. The seeds are tiny, dark brown in color, and round in shape. The starting trays are large, plastic, black, with recessed cells filled with soil.

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3 Seed-Starting Methods Compared: Which Technique is Best for You?

Starting seeds allows you to experiment with the thousands of varieties of plants available and get a jump on the growing season. But it can be difficult to know which seed-starting method to use! Join Briana Yablonski to learn whether you should choose winter sowing, soil blocking, or seed trays.

Seed-sowing tips. Close-up of several starting trays with young seedlings on a wooden table. There is also a plastic glass on the table with several sticks for labeling.

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15 Best Tips for Seed-Sowing Success This Season

From labeling and taking notes to watering carefully and fertilizing early, there are many ways to boost your seed sowing success. Gardening expert Madison Moulton breaks down 15 of her best tips for seed sowing this season.

Green tray rests next to a sturdy cardboard box, both cradling young life. Within the tray and box, delicate, budding plants thrive in individual white yogurt pots, their leaves reaching out toward the light.

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27 Best Seeds to Start Indoors in Early Spring

Ready to get a head start on your spring garden? Former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into the best vegetables and flowers to sow indoors in early spring to ensure robust, healthy transplants timed perfectly with your last frost date.

Seeds sink or float test. Pouring chia seeds into glass with water on a wooden table, on a blue background. Some seeds float while others remain at the bottom of the glass. The seeds are small, round in shape, and black in color.

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Soaking Seeds: What it Means if Seeds Sink or Float

If you want to produce healthy seedlings, you need to start with viable seeds. Some gardeners claim that testing whether seeds sink or float is a great way to determine if they’ll germinate. But is there any truth to this claim? Join gardener Briana Yablonski as she dives into the world of sinking and floating seeds.

march seeds. Close-up of broccoli in a sunny garden. The broccoli plant is characterized by its dense cluster of dark green, flowering heads composed of numerous small, tightly packed florets. These florets form a compact, rounded shape that resembles a miniature tree, with a central stalk supporting the foliage. Surrounding the main head are large, coarse leaves that extend outward and downward, forming a protective canopy around the developing florets.

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11 Seeds You Should Start in March

Spring is on the horizon, and there are so many seeds to plant. March sowing ensures abundant, flavorful harvests as the weather warms. Garden expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into 11 less-common seeds to start in March.

A vibrant display of cascading flowers fills the foreground. Lush, healthy blooms in shades of purple and white tumble from overflowing hanging pots, their delicate petals contrasting against the greenery.

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How to Grow Your Own Hanging Baskets from Seed

Are hanging baskets a main focal point of your summer gardens? Do you want to customize your own hanging baskets? You can easily grow your baskets from seed right from your own home. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago will walk you through the simple steps of how to grow your own hanging baskets from seed.

Warm water cascades into a white bowl brimming with vibrant green pea seeds. Some huddle together, others dance solo, anticipating their transformation. A miniature blue shovel leans patiently in the background.

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13 Seeds You Should Soak Before Planting

Have you always wondered which seeds benefit from a pre-soak and why some gardeners choose to do it? Join organic farmer Jenna Rich as she tells us about 13 seeds you should soak before planting.