Make a Seed Packet Ornament

Do you save seeds from your garden? Make a seed packet ornament for decorating and gift giving!

Do you save seeds from your garden? Saving seeds is not a strong point for me, but I do save seed from my heirloom tomatoes, and from some of my flowers.

I was trying to come up with a way to use some of my seeds in a Christmas ornament and decided to make seed packets, and turn those into ornaments. This way, my friends and family can use them to decorate their trees, and then plant them in the garden when spring arrives.Continue Reading

Give Your Plants a Head Start by Pre-Sprouting Seeds

Give Your Plants a Head Start by Pre-Sprouting Seeds

Pre-Sprouting Seeds

Northern gardeners are getting excited. It’s still cold out there but you can just feel that spring is coming. The days are getting longer and birds are singing. The seed packets have arrived and garden plans are in the works!

I’ll be starting some of my seeds indoors in the next few weeks – plants like tomatoes and peppers, okra and broccoli. These plants have a long growing season and would never produce fruit if started outdoors here in the north. They need the extra time to grow that starting indoors provides.

Other seeds like peas and lettuce, carrots and beans can be sown directly into the garden. While it’s not a necessity, pre-sprouting seeds is another way to give your plants a head start.Continue Reading