Every year my kids and I plant around three hundred seeds. Once the seeds are planted, the kids are in charge of making sure each seed turns into a healthy seedling. They love planting the seeds and even more so love selling the seedlings once they are ready. Each day they love to check on the seeds' progress and are full of questions about how the plants will grow. Once the seedlings have heathy roots and several sets of leaves, the kids set up a table on the street with a makeshift multi-colored sign reading Plants For Sale! Much like a Kool aid stand - only they are selling veggies to neighbors and cars passing by for spring planting. After...
You finally did it—you bought the tall, gorgeous bird of paradise you'd been eyeing at your local nursery. But now it's just sitting in your home in its thin, plastic nursery pot, because repotting a large plant is much more intimidating that you anticipated.
When we think of a traditional vegetable garden, we tend to think of plump, round tomatoes or verdant rows of cabbage growing in a sun-drenched yard. But if you live in an urban area, you’ll need to think outside the box—or inside the container.
Seed germination is one of the fundamentals of gardening, but while it might be a basic element, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. If you’ve ever planted seeds with the hopes of seeing them thrive in a few weeks only to be disappointed, then you know how difficult it can be.