Here you will find timeless tips and old-fashioned Gardening Wisdom.
Started by the home gardener seedlings give you the head start needed by the northern gardener for long season crops and by the southern gardener to be early enough to beat the heat of summer.
Tomatoes and peppers are the most popular plants started as seedlings but if you like eggplant, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and many other vegetables you will learn how easy and inexpensively you can do it yourself.
Plants for your flower garden and herb garden and even fruit plants from cuttings will respond well with the tips and gardening wisdom you will learn on the pages linked here.
Starting Your Seedlings Is Planning Your Garden
The largest advantage of starting your own seedlings is in having the chance to try new and exotic varieties
and also hard to find heirlooms. You will know how you've started your seedlings and be able to control feeding,
watering, and lighting to insure that you have the
healthiest, hardiest, and best suited plants for your growth zone. This will also give you the advantage to try new companions and try new tastes.
Try mixing vegetables and annual flowers such as marigolds. Marigolds and some varieties of herbs can discourage harmful insects and rodents.
Starting Seedlings in Cold Frames Will Give You A Head Start
When you use a cold frame it can give you a three or four week head-start when needed for those very long season crops like different varieties of melons, giant pumpkins, ornamental gourds and just about anything that requires more than your normal growing season.