Starting Seeds Indoors – How We Start Our Vegetable And Flower Seeds

3 Big Tips To Starting Seeds Indoors

#1 Stay Away From Growing In The Window

#2 Put Power In Your Seed Starting Mix.

But our biggest tip of all? Add worm castings to whatever mix you use. You simply won’t believe the results!

https://oldworldgardenfarms.com/2019/02/24/starting-seeds-indoors/ cliCK link for full article.

#3 Cover Your Seeds Until They Germinate

Watering the Garden


Tips and advice for watering the garden, including proper soil moisture levels, information on soil and water, when to water, how often and how much, watering tools, water-saving tricks and strategies for water conservation.


By Susan Glaese and the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff| July/August 1985

This article is very helpful for ways of watering and conserving water for the garden. Please click the link for the full article. https://tinyurl.com/y6lyj5tg

BEST USES FOR DIATOMACEOUS EARTH

 

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i use this stuff for everything! from keeping ants out of my house, to de-fleaing the pets, to taking for a detox for myself… this stuff is “magic”. i never put any poisons on anything in my gardens but DE makes it possible to still grow organically while killing those little suckers! i buy the FOOD GRADE ONLY in 50 lb. bags. i even bought a bag for my mom and she thinks it’s wonderful, as well. check out the article…it’s informative and helpful.

best uses of diatomaceous earth

40 Shrubs & Vines to Grow from Hardwood Cuttings | Fall & Spring

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How fun is it to share cuttings with a friend? Take note of these wonderful instructions and let’s all grow new plants!

Starting new plants from hardwood cuttings is a slow but reliable way to grow more, free plants for your garden. This method is done in the late fall or early spring, and works with many deciduous shrubs and vines.

40 Shrubs & Vines to Grow from Hardwood Cuttings | Fall & Spring

 

 

 

 

 

SOLDIER FLIES IN COMPOST

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i know when you see these in your compost or worm bin, you freak out.  stop it. these are good. they are the larvae for soldier flies which really look like black wasps but don’t sting and aren’t wasps. they do however break down your compost for you and make it easier for your red wigglers to digest the rest of what is in the bin. a lot of people purchase them, but if you have an amazing compost, they just show up… at least they do for me.  check out the article and learn all about soldier flies and good composting.

soldier flies in your compost are great

HOW TO GROW TURMERIC

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i’ve been growing turmeric for awhile.  it’s really pretty easy to grow and this link will tell you exactly what you need to do. mine grows under a japanese maple, in the shade with bright indirect light and gets watered when i think about it.  it’s very happy.  check out the link for all the info!

http://www.therainforestgarden.com/2011/12/how-to-grow-turmeric.html