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Vegetable Seeds for Easter Baskets

Vegetable Seeds for Easter Baskets

Let the Easter bunny plant the seeds of gardening by adding a few vegetable seed packets to the basket this year.

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Sponges Make Seed Sprouting Seem Like Magic

Sponges Make Seed Sprouting Seem Like Magic

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Seeds can sprout just about anywhere, even on colorful sponges. This easy indoor gardening project is a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and other spring holidays.

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Hudson Valley Starts Center for Seed Stewardship

Hudson Valley Starts Center for Seed Stewardship

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After 12 years as Hudson Valley Seed Library, the company has a new name, new logo and a new nonprofit dedicated to protecting our seed resources.

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Save Tomato Seeds the Easy Way

Save Tomato Seeds the Easy Way

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I've found a way to save heirloom tomatoes that takes a few minutes, but yields great results. All you need is a paper towel and a pen.

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Make a Lucky Vegetable Gardening Amulet

Make a Lucky Vegetable Gardening Amulet

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We’re familiar with the saying “the luck of the Irish,” but other cultures believe in lucky charms, too. Here’s how to create your own lucky amulet for this vegetable gardening season.

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Nominate a School Garden for The Seed Keeper Project

Nominate a School Garden for The Seed Keeper Project

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The Seed Keeper Project is recognizing school gardens across the country, and your school garden could be a big winner. During the next five weeks, you can nominate any school garden in your state to win a prize package to help encourage kids to keep planting, growing, and eating their vegetables.

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Seedsheet’s Remarkable Growth

Seedsheet’s Remarkable Growth

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Seedsheet started last year with the seed of an idea and a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. Vegetable gardeners responded to make the Seedsheet a big success.

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Test Old Vegetable Seeds Before Buying New

Test Old Vegetable Seeds Before Buying New

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If you want to save money on your vegetable garden this year, it pays to test your leftover vegetables seeds before investing in packets of new seeds. Use this simple germination test to find out how many new seeds you really need to buy.

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Seed Library Membership Has its Benefits

Seed Library Membership Has its Benefits

I just renewed my membership with the Hudson Valley Seed Library because of this year’s Community Seed offering. As a long-time vegetable gardener and satisfied library patron, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be part of the Breed Your Own Zucchini program.

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 Make Your Own Seed Tape

Make Your Own Seed Tape

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Making your own seed tape can save you time, ensures your plants are spaced out correctly, and is a great "rainy day" project for kids.

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Grow the Seed that Keeps on Giving

Grow the Seed that Keeps on Giving

Have you ever participated in a “One Book, One City” reading program in your town? If so, then you’re familiar with the revamped seed-saving membership program at the Hudson Valley Seed Library. Now gardeners across the country will grow and save the same variety each year with the "One Seed, Many Gardens" program.

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How to Grow Wheatgrass for Easter

How to Grow Wheatgrass for Easter

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A packet of wheatgrass seeds is all you need to grow your own grass for an Easter centerpiece.

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Indoor Seed Starting Materials List, Part II

Indoor Seed Starting Materials List, Part II

Here are more items that will make your indoor seed-starting more successful.

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Indoor Seed Starting Materials List

Indoor Seed Starting Materials List

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For those of us living in a region that has rather mild winters, the seed starting party is only 4-5 weeks away. For some it's a little farther out. But make no mistake, it's going to be here before you know it.

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Get Ready for Seeding Season

Get Ready for Seeding Season

How many leftover seed packets do you have lying around? Here are six ways to make sure you plant only the seeds you need.

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DIY Heat Mat Speeds Seed Starting

DIY Heat Mat Speeds Seed Starting

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This festive lighted heat mat will help warm your seeds. It's inexpensive to build, and it can be sized to suit your seed flats.

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QUESTION: Sources for onions

QUESTION: Sources for onions

Hi,      I would like to buy two packages each of two onion varieties and can not find any for "Italian Torpedo Onions" and "Walla Walla Sweet Onions".      Do...

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Seed Viability Test

Seed Viability Test

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Here's a simple test to see if your seeds are ready to plant.

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Gardeners, Start Your Seed Search!

Gardeners, Start Your Seed Search!

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Now's the time to order those Winter and Spring seed catalogs.

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DIY Seed Packet Storage Box

DIY Seed Packet Storage Box

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Here's a great way to organize your seed packets by the month. It's a great improvement over the "shoebox" method.

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