When to plant your vegetable garden seeds. This chart lists the general timing for both indoor and outdoor seed sowing.
Two tips to ensure your vegetable seeds thrive when you plant them outdoors. Pay attention to these two conditions and you set yourself up for a successful season.
Three critical things to control when you’re starting your seed indoors. Get these three right and you can start almost any vegetable seed.
Handling the vegetable transplants after germination A lot of gardeners miss out on the opportunity to increase their vegetable harvest while growing their tender seedlings. This article outlines the critical temperatures and lighting regimes that will translate to higher yields in the garden.
Save Your Own Seeds
This is one of the easiest of gardening techniques (we save all our own vegetable seeds) and all it takes is a bit of work in the late summer/fall.
Plus you’ll be able to save the plants you like, save money and have seed to share with friends and neighbors.
There’s a lot of “mystery” about this but it’s really, really simple to save your own seed.
Here’s a quick ebook written by my better half Mayo Underwood – a recognized expert on heirloom seeds. She does all our vegetable seed saving and I take care of the flowers.
For the most part, you simply have to take the seed out of the mature plant, dry them (space them well apart on a plate) and then store cool and dry for the winter. Do NOT freeze vegetable seeds.
One of the most misunderstood things is why you ferment tomato seeds. Here’s Mayo’s explanation of how to do this and why.
Next spring – sow in the garden or in pots to start your own.
We store all our seed in envelopes in a shoe box in the basement. That’s our high tech system.