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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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Thinking about Seedlings in July?

Thinking about Seedlings in July?

July may seem an odd time to be thinking about seedlings and when to start your seeds, but really it is a perfect time to make some mental notes, or even better some real notes in your garden journal...

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Straw Bale Gardening (Part II)

Straw Bale Gardening (Part II)

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After having success with my first straw bale, it was time to start seeds in them.

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How to Start Tomatoes from Seed Indoors

How to Start Tomatoes from Seed Indoors

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I planted our first tomatoes yesterday, Feb 10, here in Michigan. These particular tomatoes I planted are the sweetest darn tomatoes you can grow - SunSugar cherry tomatoes. I started them so early...

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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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Growing Sunflowers using Wild Bird Seeds Results

Growing Sunflowers using Wild Bird Seeds Results

I grew sunflowers using the seeds from my HUGE bag of wild bird seed & this is what I got. More pictures coming soon as some have not bloomed yet.

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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 Make Homemade Seed Tape

How to Make Homemade Seed Tape

Don't spend money on seed tape--you can make it yourself in seconds! Seed tape ensures your plants are evenly spaced and have room to grow.

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Dos and Donts of Seed Swapping

Do's and Don'ts of Seed Swapping

It is a great time of year to start getting your seeds together and begin planning out your garden. I say seeds, because we all know how expensive plants are, so starting your own plants from seed is...

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Confusing Seed Terms Defined

Confusing Seed Terms Defined

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Gardeners getting ready for the spring season have many choices when it comes to the kind of seeds they purchase and plant. Here’s how to decide which is the best choice for you.

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Storing Your Vegetable Seeds

Storing Your Vegetable Seeds

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There are a number of manufacturers and suppliers of Vegetable Seeds. Farms that sell vegetable seeds in large quantities to vegetable seed distributors to smaller clearing house vegetable seed...

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The Importance of Worms in your Home Vegetable Garden

The Importance of Worms in your Home Vegetable Garden

You can do many things to and for your home vegetable garden to make it easier on yourself to maintain. Such things include a sprinkler system for watering and mulches for weed prevention. With that...

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Grow Spinach from Seeds

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Spinach is one of the healthiest leafy greens you can eat. It is loaded with plenty of vitamins and minerals that all doctors and nutritionists would recommend. So why not add this healthy tasty...

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The Health Benefits of the Potatoes you are Growing in your Backyard garden

The Health Benefits of the Potatoes you are Growing in your Backyard garden

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Who doesn't love to eat potatoes? Whether you are making grandma's aged old casserole dish, mashing up a sweet potato recipe, or simply making a baked potato, there are limitless choices to what you...

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Rain Barrels, Things you Need to Know

Rain Barrels, Things you Need to Know

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It has only been the last few years that rain barrels have become very popular.  What was once an item that you could only get online or in specialty stores (or make your own), has moved into...

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3 Vegetable Seeds that have a Large Yield per Seed

If you had room to plant only three vegetables, what would they be and why? I was recently asked this question by a friend. Before I get into what I would grow let me address why I would grow the...

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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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Are Last Years Seeds Still Good?

Are Last Year's Seeds Still Good?

Your unused seeds may be viable for several years, depending on the type of seed and the storage conditions.

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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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Veggie Trends for 2012

Veggie Trends for 2012

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Vegetable gardeners are in for some nice surprises as they get ready for the 2012 gardening season.

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