My Week on Wednesday and Starting Seeds

My Week on Wednesday and Starting Seeds -- a collection of everything you need to know to start seeds for your garden this year, as well as info on finding and saving seeds // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday!

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!

My Week on Wednesday and Starting Seeds -- a collection of everything you need to know to start seeds for your garden this year, as well as info on finding and saving seeds // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

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

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Starting Seeds

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.)

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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

And now…

Quote of the Week

Approximately daily, I post quotes on my Facebook Page. The quote with the most likes, shares, and comments will become the Quote of the Week. Be sure to “like” my page so you don’t miss any, and so you can make your favorites known!

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10 Responses to My Week on Wednesday and Starting Seeds

  1. What a great list! I cannot wait to get to check all these links out. Thanks for including our seed starting post.

  2. tessa says:

    I was just getting ready to send out some more instructions for the moms in a seed starting class for kids I taught today. I was going to have to look up a few posts. Not anymore! You saved my booty again with your wonderful Wednesday posts!

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  5. Marla says:

    You have lots of wonderful and useful tips here>Congratulations on being featured on Healthy Happy Green & Natural blog hop. Have twitted & pinned.

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