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Starting/ Planting

Give your garden expert care from the very start.

Should you start seeds indoors or right into the garden? When is the soil ready for planting in spring? How much light and heat do seedlings need? We’ve got the answers right here.

How to Grow Peppers from Seeds - The Complete Guide


Starting your own hot and sweet peppers from seed gives you selection, growing options, and enjoyment.

Stratify Seeds to Improve Germination

Flower Gardens

Refrigerate seeds before planting to improve germination.

Tips and Tricks For Spring Garden Planting

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Here's how to get your vegetable garden off to a great, early start.

The Easiest Flowers to Grow from Seed

Flower Gardens

Lots of annual flowers take to seeding right in the ground.

Supplies For Seed Starting Success

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Now’s the time to gather up what you’ll need for growing vegetable and flower seeds indoors.

Sowing Seeds Directly In the Garden


The spring ritual of preparing soil and planting garden seed puts us in touch with both the past and the future.

Vegetables Not To Start Indoors

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. . . and why (plus how) to raise these plants indoors anyway.

Starting Annual Flowers Indoors

Flower Gardens

Raising your own flowering annuals gives you variety, cost savings and home-grown quality.

Buy Plant Starts? Or Grow Your Own?

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How to get the best organic and heirloom vegetable starts for your garden.

Indoor Seed Starting Tips

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Moisture control, proper containers, and good potting mix are key to starting seeds.

Planting Onions In the Home Garden

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The type of onion you plant depends on your latitude.

Winter Gardening


Protecting garden soil and starting vegetable seed outdoors in the dead of winter.