Storing Seeds: How to Preserve Seeds for Years

Storing seeds

If you’re like me, storing seeds is a necessity. You may have particular flowers that you grow every year like geraniums, or a favorite kind of kale or watermelon that you love the taste of. But knowing how to store seeds is incredibly important, as poorly-stored seeds won’t germinate. No matter if the seeds are … Read more

A Simple Technique For Growing Onions From Seed

How to Grow Onions From Seed

Onions are an essential ingredient found in most kitchens all over the world. That’s why it’s so rewarding if we can grow and harvest our own fresh, healthy onions. They can be planted from onion sets, nursery-grown transplants, or onion seeds. Some may prefer to grow onions from sets because they are widely available and … Read more

How Many Seeds to Plant Per Hole, Pot, or Cell?

How many seeds to plant

I recently got an email from Sally with a familiar question. It’s the same exact question that I had when I was a beginner gardener and wondered how to start seeds: “I’m sure this is a silly question, but I always see it recommended to plant more than one seed per hole. But why? I … Read more

How to Plant Onions: 3 Ways To Grow

How to Plant Onions

If there is one veggie you want to grow a lot of in your backyard garden, it’s onions! Onions are used in just about every meal–soup, stew, baked chicken, lasagna, even pizza. Without onions, food tends to be fairly bland and tasteless. You need onions for cooking, so it’s definitely in your best interest to … Read more

Essential Seed Starting Equipment and Supplies

Seed Starting Supplies

If you are a true gardener, buying flowers, fruits, and veggies as starts just isn’t an option for you. You want to start your own garden from scratch, and that means starting all of your plants from seeds. But you’re going to need some seed starting equipment if you’re going to do it right. There … Read more

How To Make Seed Bombs for $0

​If you’ve never heard of seed bombs before, you’re in for a treat.  They’re a staple of guerilla gardeners around the world, enabling them to sow seeds in areas that they would otherwise be unable to reach. There are a lot of reasons to make your own seed bombs: Garden in hard-to-reach areas Beautify a barren … Read more

Over 100 Places to Buy Heirloom, Organic, and Non-GMO Seeds

It’s difficult to know where your seeds come from…unless you buy them from a seed company that’s devoted to organic and heirloom practices. The seed companies below offer non-GMO, heirloom, organic, and open-pollinated seeds. Click on the map below to jump to your state. A few states have no seed companies listed – I couldn’t … Read more