Seed Starting

Growing plants from seed is so rewarding! Seed starting is a great way to bid farewell to winter and begin welcoming the beauty of spring.

Whether you start seeds indoors or outdoors, you are sure to love the benefits of growing from seed. Our helpful content can even offer tips on common seed starting issues, like dealing with leggy seedlings.

Enjoy the calming stress relief and the sense of accomplishment at creating thriving young plants!

Once you get started growing plants from seed, you will love to pick up on new techniques, new varieties, and of course, saving your own seeds for trading or future crops!

Happy Gardening!

Growing Pole Beans & Green Beans – Starting Beans Indoors
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Growing Pole Beans & Green Beans – Starting Beans Indoors

Green beans are one of our family’s favorite vegetables. Recently, I made the switch from growing bush beans to growing pole beans. It just made so much more sense to grow vertically and maximize our garden space. Starting beans indoors is a longtime tradition for our gardens for year and years now. Beans are also…

Starting Dahlias Indoors from Seed – Don’t Be Intimidated!
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Starting Dahlias Indoors from Seed – Don’t Be Intimidated!

Dahlias offer breathtaking beauty in the garden or spilling over a vase. Starting dahlias indoors from seed ended up being one of my absolute favorite things last year. Such an impressive flower comes from such an unimposing seed. Last year (2021) was our first time growing dahlias at all. I was very excited to experience…

Using Egg Cartons to Start Seeds Indoors – Seed Starting Fun
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Using Egg Cartons to Start Seeds Indoors – Seed Starting Fun

Starting seeds indoors in egg cartons is one of our family’s annual gardening traditions! We look forward to it every winter. Using egg cartons to start seeds is just about as easy as it gets. (Well, besides my other favorite seed starting method – germinating seeds in plastic bags with wet paper towels!) I highly…

Volunteer Plants – Nature’s Surprises in the Garden
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Volunteer Plants – Nature’s Surprises in the Garden

The garden’s always full of surprises! Volunteer plants, those that you didn’t plant yourself, are one of the best garden surprises. It’s so exciting to find a new plant growing when and where you least expect it. Volunteers randomly show up in the garden without warning. They may pop up in your flower bed or…

What to Plant in October in Zone 6b | Gardening in October
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What to Plant in October in Zone 6b | Gardening in October

Gardening season is starting to wind down as the seasons are changing. Knowing what to plant in October in your zone can help extend your growing season. Here in Pennsylvania Zone 6b, we can still plant a few things for a winter harvest, spring bloom time, or even a mid-summer harvest! Keep your gardening vibes…