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Spring Gardening in California

Spring Gardening in California

I'm on the road again and one of my last stops was at Renee Shepherd's home and gardens, where my friend Carolyn Dille and I enjoyed a lovely lunch and a tour of Renee's impressive gardens.

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DIY PVC Grow Light Stand

DIY PVC Grow Light Stand

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Here's a grow light stand your seedlings and wallet will appreciate.

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A Time to Sow

A Time to Sow

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It is March here in Maryland and we still have about 20 inches of snow on the ground. Folks around here are having serious cabin fever. I am getting ready to haul out the flats and potting medium in my greenhouse and start a few flats of green growing things to shake off the drears and dulls of winter!

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Video: How to Transplant Seedlings

Video: How to Transplant Seedlings

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This video will show you how to transplant your young seedlings to the garden or larger containers.Related video: How to Start SeedsFor links to articles, blog posts, and videos on starting vegetable...

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Video: How to Start Seeds

Video: How to Start Seeds

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This video will show you how to start plants from seeds successfully. Seed starting is easy, and I used this method to grow several thousand plants lasts year.Related video: How to Transplant...

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Grow Lettuce from Seed

Grow Lettuce from Seed

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There are many, many lettuces to choose from, way beyond what you can buy at the grocery. And here's good news: the "exotic" varieties are way easier to grow, and way more nutritious and colorful, than that old standby, iceberg.

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Video: Direct Sowing Vegetable Seeds

Video: Direct Sowing Vegetable Seeds

Some seeds prefer to be sown outside directly into the ground, rather than being started indoors. There are two different methods you can use when you’re directly sowing seeds into the garden: the hill method, and the trough method. The method you use will depend on what type of seed you’re sowing. Check the back of your seed packet if you’re not sure which method to use.

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Frugal Seed Starting Trays

Frugal Seed Starting Trays

Using egg cartons to start your seeds will save you money and will help get your garden off to a great start.

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Video: Make Pots from Recycled Newspaper!

Video: Make Pots from Recycled Newspaper!

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At my farm, I transplant my veggie seedlings into pots made from old newspapers. It's a great way to save money, and it's so easy to do I have my nine-year-old show you how!

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Seed Starting in Speedling Trays

Seed Starting in Speedling Trays

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A Master Gardener explains how to use these innovative Styrofoam containers with pyramid-shaped cells.

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Get Those Seedlings in the Ground

Get Those Seedlings in the Ground

Whether you raise them yourself or buy them, help ease the way for tender young plants.

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Video: A Simple Way to Start Seeds Indoors

Video: A Simple Way to Start Seeds Indoors

If you live in a cold climate, you may need to get a head start on crops that take a long time to mature, such as tomatoes and peppers, by starting seeds indoors in late winter. This video shows you how.

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My Light Setup for Seedlings

My Light Setup for Seedlings

One of the sure signs of spring at my house is setting up the light stand.

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Its time to start planning

It's time to start planning

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The experts recommend keeping good records. I think I can handle that.

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Soil-Block Your Seeds

Soil-Block Your Seeds

A nifty tool plus the right soil mix equals a bounty of seedlings. Using a soil blocker has a lot of advantages. Organic farmer Tina Fraser tells what they are how to use one.

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Seed Starting Strategies

Seed Starting Strategies

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If you get the basics right, you can have your pick of healthy seedlings. From seed-starting supplies to transplanting outdoors, here is all the info you need to get your seedlings off to a great start.

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Thin Plants for a Healthy Crop

Thin Plants for a Healthy Crop

To get the best crop, most vegetables sown directly into the soil wil need thinning, and the methods vary with the plant.

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Give Your Cold Frame a Warm Bed

Give Your Cold Frame a Warm Bed

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Easy-to-install electric cable beats the worst of winter.

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Soil-Block Recipe for Pumpkins and Squash

Soil-Block Recipe for Pumpkins and Squash

Here's a special mix that will get your cucurbits seedlings off to a flying start.

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