For the first couple years of growing a garden I didn’t use heated seed mats, I started all of my seeds indoors on the kitchen table (despite my wife’s displeasure with this) in front of a south facing window. It seemed like it would take forever for the seeds to germinate and grow to the point of hardening off and preparing for being transplanted into the garden. Then I purchased a couple seed mats and I couldn’t believe the difference it made.
Seed catalogs are great to have as you think about and plan your garden. There are a few great companies out there that send beautiful and information packed and best of all FREE catalogs right to your door.
What a great treat any time of the year, a mid-day snack at work, something to munch on when your out for a hike, kickin’ back relaxing by a camp fire, yep I could have a handful of sunflower seeds just about anytime. It’s even a greater satisfaction when you grow, harvest and roast your own.
Many families are changing the way they are living to pursue a lifestyle of self sufficiency and sustainability and because of that many children are being introduced to gardening for the very first time. Many are wondering about how to get their children in a self sufficient, homesteading mindset. Well here are a few tips that just might help.
A Saturday mix of things I want to share or found interesting throughout the week. This could be anything from anywhere, you never know what you’ll see.
Why would you go through all the trouble of building raised beds instead of just planting your garden directly in the ground? What are the benefits of raised beds? Here are 9 benefits to gardening in raised beds.
A big step toward self sufficiency is knowing how to collect and store seeds from your garden. On today’s podcast episode I discuss all the basics of seed saving and all the reasons you may want to start doing it.