Last week we talked all about Planning Spring’s Garden. I shared links to help you decide how and what to grow, as well as some tips for “special needs gardens” … you know, for people who have tiny yards, or shady yards. (I happen to have both; aren’t I lucky?)
But before we get on with Starting Seeds, I want to share two posts that I somehow missed last week! Because my yard is so small, I get most of my fruits and vegetables from the Public Market, and other farmers that I know and trust. Very little of what ends up on my pantry shelves or in the freezer actually comes from my garden. The vast majority of my garden space is devoted to things that will be eaten fresh, or are there for the bees and butterflies.
But if you’ve got the space…
Deciding How Much to Grow to Feed Your Family and Preserve Food for the Winter
A Garden Planner for Home Preservation from Granny Miller
How Much Should I Plant to Feed my Family? from New Life on a Homestead
So now you’ve figured out what you want to grow, and where you want to put it and… now what? Well, I have collected a bunch of post about seeds from my friends over at the Homestead Bloggers Network, and some of my other favorite bloggers to help you figure it out!
How to Decide When to Plant & Seed Starting Schedules
Planning your Vegetable Garden: Seed Starting Schedule from Grow a Good Life
What to Plant and When to Do It! from Imperfectly Happy
Seed Starting and Planting Schedule from Better Hens & Gardens
When to Plant What from Northern Homestead
Old-time Planting Lore from Our Simple Homestead
You Can Start Your Garden in the Winter
Learn how to start your seeds outside in the middle of winter! Or inside a greenhouse!
Winter Seed Sowing Anywhere from The 104 Homestead
Winter Seed Sowing by Zone & FAQ from The 104 Homestead
How to Grow Vegetables in a Greenhouse from Survival at Home
3 Ways to Start Seeds at Home from Homespun Seasonal Living
All About Starting Seeds from SchneiderPeeps
Starting Seeds on the Homestead from Makalea Family
Starting Seeds Inside: A Step-by-Step Guide from Tenth Acre Farm
5 Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors from The Free Range Life
How to Plant Seeds with Very Young Kids from Little Sprouts Learning
Peat Pellet Pots for Seed Starting Success from Granny Miller
Starting Seeds Indoors Without a Grow Light from A Return to Simplicity
Can Fluorescent Lights be Used to Start Seeds? from Yearning & Learning
8 DIY Seed Starting Tips from Mom Prepares
10 Seed Starting Garden Hacks from Grounded and Surrounded
Finally, don’t forget to label your seeds! Check out these Vintage Fork Garden Markers from Homespun Sprout. Her tutorial makes it seem quite do-able… even for the crafty-challenged among us. (Um, yeah, that would be me.)
Choosing & Saving Seeds
Where will you get your seeds? Will you use seeds saved from last year’s garden? Get them from a friend? Or purchase seeds? Find out how to store and organize your seed collection — and how to recover if tragedy strikes your seeds!
Four Steps to Keep Monsanto Out of Your Garden from The Healthy Home Economist
5 Reasons You Need Heirloom Seeds from Melissa K. Norris
Heirloom vs. GMO Seed from Pint Sized Farm
Early Ordering of Seeds is Important from Turner Farm Living
Choosing a Seed Catalog from Tenth Acre Farm
Seed Catalogs You May Not Know from Imperfectly Happy
When Bad Things Happen to Good Seeds from The 104 Homestead — Find out what to do when a natural disaster (or a toddler) strikes your seed collection
Organizing Garden Seeds from Montana Homesteader
Origami Seed Envelopes from Little Blog on the Homestead — These are just so cool I can’t stand it!
How to Save Seeds: From Harvesting them to Using Them from Herbal Academy of New England
How to Save Seeds from Little Sprouts Learning
Simple Seed Germination Test from Grow a Good Life
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