How to Start Seeds

Garden Guides Seed starting/Saving Vegetable Growing Guides Herb Growing Guides Insects Recipes About Me How To Start Your Own Seeds I really enjoy starting my vegetables and herbs from seed. Every time I see that first sprout coming up I feel like I am seeing a...

Safe Seed Pledge

The Safe Seed Pledge: “Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an...

Germination Chart

Germination Chart      (Days to germinate are for optimal conditions)   Type OPTIMUM SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION DAYS TO GERMINATE AT OPTIMUM SOIL TEMPERATURE  Bean, lima  85 degrees F  7 to 10 days...

Seed Storage

Seed Storage The Florida Backyard Vegetable Gardener’s Way There are many companies out there selling “Seed Vaults”, “Survival Seed Packages” etc. They are very expensive and have elaborate packaging. I have done extensive research on...
How to Save Seeds

How to Save Seeds

Seed Saving and Growing Your Own Seed Saving can become a very addicting hobby. It is also a way to insure seed quality and purity if done properly. Hybrids & F1 Hybrids You can’t or wouldn’t want to save seeds from hybrids, or F1 hybrids. They would not...