When you buy your seeds this winter, consider heirloom and native species! Seed biodiversity depends on backyard gardeners like you. Here is why this matters, some of the best do-it-yourself seed starting mixes, a seed glossary, and six heirloom seed catalog recommendations.
Why it Matters to Buy Heirloom Seeds – Plus About Seed-Saving
The loss of genetic seed diversity facing us today may lead to a catastrophe far beyond our imagining.
Take the Seed Savvy Quiz and see how your knowledge stacks up!
Heirloom Seeds – More What and Why?
Vegetable varieties which predate the current seed production and food distribution systems we have in this country are called heirlooms.
When to Start Seedlings
Most gardeners start seedlings too soon. Do you?
Seeds of Life – Seed Glossary
Humans today rely upon just 20 varieties of plants for 90 percent of their food.
Simple Egg-shell Pots for Sprouting Seeds
Here is an imaginative idea for handy seed-starters that makes a pretty decoration: you don’t need to buy trays or pots to start your seeds when you can use eggshells instead!
About Treated Seeds
Some methods of seed treatment are known to be hazardous to the health of the people who use and manufacture them.
Seed Starting Mix – One
4 parts peat
2 parts perlite
2 parts vermiculite
Seed Starting Mix – Two
1/3 Potting Soil
1/3 Garden soil (needs to be well tilled)
Mix all 3 parts together very well
Seed Starting Mix – Three