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Propagation

Grow healthy flowers, fruits, and vegetables at home with these simple tips and tricks. Learn how to start them from seed, cuttings, or other plant parts.

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Water, Light, And Controlled Environmental Agriculture

Formed through an exothermic reaction powerful enough to launch rockets into space, the elemental combination of two hydrogens and one …

My Fascination with Germination: A Grower Shares Some Tips And Tricks

After a long winter slumming it in our grow tents, ensuring the lack of humidity doesn’t kill the tropical plants …

How To Propagate Spider Plants

While many people have arachnophobia, houseplant enthusiasts can’t help but love the spider plant! This solid green or variegated beauty …

How To Harvest And Store Milkweed Seeds

When I was a kid, I loved opening milkweed seed pods, separating the silky white fibers, and watching them float …

Why Is There Mold Growing In My Seedling Tray?

When starting seeds indoors, a humidity dome or plastic wrap can help maintain moisture and warmth, two elements that significantly …

How To Upcycle Common House-Hold Items Into Seed Starting Containers

Gardening is such a rewarding hobby, but it can also be an expensive one. There are many budget-friendly ways to …

Got Old Seeds? Help Them Sprout With These Tips And Tricks

There’s something exciting about finding some long-forgotten, rare seeds. Once you have them, the challenge is to revive those genetics, …

How To Read A Seed Packet For A Thriving Garden

Seed starting is an exciting time of year, and for many people, that time has come! With the world of …

How To Properly Store Your Saved Seeds

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, you may have tried to purchase seeds for your garden and found them …

Growing Guide: How To Harden Off Your Plants

Taking cuttings and germinating seeds can be a stressful time for plants and growers alike. Find out how to alleviate …

Treating Seeds And Seedlings With Sea Kelp Delivers Results In The Garden

Once we begin to get the hang of growing food in our home gardens, the next step is to incorporate …

The Adventures Of Seed Priming

Ever wondered how you can give your plants an unfair advantage before they’ve even sprouted? Seed priming allows you to …

Home Garden Tips: Bulbs And Tubers

For those of us who live in colder climates, the next outdoor growing season is several months away. Still, it’s …

Turning Suckers Into Free Tomato Plants

Getting something new out of something old is always satisfying, especially when it comes to tomato plants. After pruning your …

Five Easy Foods To Grow From Seed

Whether just starting or a seasoned gardener, feeling overwhelmed at the beginning of each growing season is relatively common. There’s …

Take Action On The First Annual Plant A Seed Day

For the first time, a national campaign takes place this week encouraging children, teachers, and families to invest in a …

Seeds That Need An Early Start In The Growing Season

Fellow gardeners, the growing season is very near. By now, you’ve likely decided what you want to grow and have …

What You Need To Know About Starting Seeds

The mountains of snow outside may not seem to be getting any smaller, but the days are getting longer, meaning …

What Are Seeds?

Seeds are amazing storage containers that allow a plant to travel through space and time. Inside each protective casing is …

A Hot Tip for Gardening with Thermoplastics: Get a Soldering Iron

Starting seeds in disposable thermoplastic cups has advantages; as a way to get an additional use from something that otherwise …

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