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SEED STARTING: What Seeds Need

SEED STARTING: What Seeds Need

“Why didn’t my seeds germinate?”  When Lisa answers this question, she uses three words repeatedly.  They are: Heat. Light. Moisture. For me, learning how to put heat, light, and moisture together to grow healthy plants from seed was frustrating and filled with lots...

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Video: Lisa’s Seed Germination Tips & Tricks

Seed Starting Moments #3: Germination Tips & Tricks    Germination Tips & Tricks: • Air temperature should be 65-70F for cool-season plants, 70-80F for warm-season plants • Use a seedling heat mat – place warm-season plant trays directly on the mat, but...

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Organize your Seed Packets

Organize your Seed Packets

Like many of you, I have lots of packets of seeds. More than I can plant in one season for sure. I will confess, I feel like I need them all! Worse yet I used to miss planting some because I somehow misplaced them. As an attempt to maintain my seed sanity, I have come...

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Seedling Care

Seedling Care

Seed Starting with Soil Blocking from Beginning to End We use the soil blocking method of seed starting. My experience has been that once equipped with a soil blocker tool, all you add each year are seeds and blocking mix. What drew my initial interest was that 40...

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Seed Starting Troubles

Seed Starting Troubles

Hands down seed starting is what generates the most questions, I had my own struggles when I was getting started so I understand the frustration and challenges. Below find the most common questions and issues I hear about. When to start the seeds? When to start is...

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10 Easy Steps to Soil Blocking

Birthing baby plants. Small blocks with seeds just cracking open. Are you wondering about how to start seeds? This tutorial will walk you through the steps and if you want more instruction check out my Seed Starting Made Easy online course. 10 Easy Steps to Soil...

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FAQ: Seed Starting with Soil Blocking

I have been soil blocking since the beginning of my flower farming career in 1998. When I discovered soil blocking in Eliot Coleman's book The New Organic Grower it solved a couple of challenges for me. I didn’t, and still don't have a greenhouse. My urban farm's city...

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