We often get asked… What are the easiest vegetables to grow for beginners? Whether you’re a beginner gardener starting a small container garden on the patio or planting in the ground, you’re sure to find use in the following list. Some of these vegetables are best grown from seed, others can be purchased as seedlings[…]
Most climates in the U.S. don’t have a long growing season so unless you live in a zone with short winters, starting pepper plants indoors pre-season is essential. In this article we’ll cover basic seed starting information and some things that are specific to peppers. Here’s a summary version on how to start peppers seeds[…]
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[…]