Seed Starting Techniques

You’ve put the time and effort into growing your own healthy vegetable transplants indoors under lights and now it’s time to transplant them into the garden. But before you head for the garden be sure to harden off those tender seedlings or you’ll be making a mistake that could destroy all your careful efforts.


Starting Tomato Plants

May 16, 2006

Yesterday I set my tomato transplants out into the garden and thought I’d share the techniques that I use to grow healthy tomato plants indoors. The tomato seeds were planted about six weeks ago and resulted in a dozen healthy transplants for the garden.


Happy Tomato Plants

May 8, 2006

If you’re growing tomato plants indoors under lights and want to keep them happy and healthy until they are ready to be transplanted into the garden, then now’s the time to start tickling those tomato seedlings.


Plant Grow Lights

February 28, 2006

The wide variety of styles in plant grow lights can cause confusion when it’s time to select the proper grow lights to use for raising vegetable seedlings indoors. My first choice in grow lights for nurturing young seedlings remains the good old fluorescent light bulbs. You can make do with the standard tubes, but for the best […]


Seed Starting Supplies

February 25, 2006

This is the final reminder to get your seed starting supplies in order. Spring, and a new growing season is rapidly approaching and you’ll want to make sure that everything’s on hand that you’ll need to grow your own transplants indoor. If you haven’t ordered your vegetable seeds yet, shame on you. Okay, I confess I […]


New Seed Catalogs

December 20, 2005

Have you noticed the new seed catalogs showing up in your mailbox? If you haven’t now is the time to make your requests and get on the mailing lists of your favorite gourmet and heirloom seed suppliers. It seems like the vegetable seed catalogs start appearing earlier each year. My first one arrived in November. […]