You’ve harvested your peppers, you love the variety, why not save some seeds to grow the following season? In this article we’ll go through the steps on how to save pepper seeds for next year. Choosing The Right Pepper Open Pollinated vs. Hybrid The first thing you should consider is whether the pepper variety is[…]
When To Start Pepper Seeds Indoors It’s best to start pepper seeds indoors at least 8-10 weeks before the last frost date in your zone, not including germination time. Many pepper enthusiasts sow their seeds as early as January. This is especially helpful with tropical varieties that need a long growing season for pods to[…]
Using a seedling heat mat and temperature controller can greatly improve seed germination rate and shorten the time. Seeds germinate much better in warm soil. Just place your seed trays on the mat, insert the probe into the soil, and set the controller to the desired temperature.
Did you know that it’s actually pretty simple to grow Butterfly Bush from seed? Although the seeds are very tiny, they’re not difficult to collect. Don’t have a plant to collect seeds from? You can actually find a good selection of Butterfly Bush seeds on Amazon. In some areas the Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) is[…]
Cardinal Flowers Sown from Seed This is an update to my original post and video about how to grow Cardinal Flowers from seed. The Cardinal Flower seedlings sprouted. However, germination rates were better than I ever would have expected. Apparently Cardinal flowers are fairly easy to germinate from seed. Cardinal Flower Seedlings Germinated I looked[…]