Archive of ‘Seed Starting’ category

How To Make Your Own DIY Potting Soil Mix

| garden, In the Garden, Seed Starting, seedlings

Custom Potting Soil Mix-2

After years of less than stellar results from pre-made mixes, I’m now using an easy recipe to  make my own DIY organic potting soil mix using a few simple ingredients I’m able to easily find at my gardening supply store. Nothing frustrates me more than a poor quality potting soil mix. There’s a lot riding on whether […] Read more…


~How To Organize Seed Packets~

| 2014 Vegetable Garden, In the Garden, Seed Starting


With the planting on the onion seeds, Reformation Acres vegetable gardening season has officially begins! Our garden space expanded exponentially this year, I am loaded with seeds that I’ve saved from previous years or have been buying and squirreling away for the upcoming gardening season. Let’s just say I’m an “enthusiastic” seed shopper. There is nothing […] Read more…


~An Observation From the Tomato Seedling Tray~

| 2012 vegetable garden, In the Garden, Seed Starting, seedlings, tomatoes


This is my tray of tomato seedlings I started at the end of last month. I’m growing several varieties in Jiffy pots in the same starting mix. I planted about 5-6 seeds in each pot and they were all planted within minutes of each other.  The only difference between each of those rows besides variety […] Read more…

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~Spring Sowing Schedule~

| 2012 vegetable garden, Seed Starting, seedlings


In the absence of a very detailed plan, I fear this summer will find many of my seeds unplanted and my goal of increasing our produce yields unrealized. I already have such a large quantity piling up in my half gallon mason jar of half used packets in the refrigerator, plus others that were never […] Read more…

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~Seed Packet Organization~

| homestead management, In the Garden, Seed Starting


A stack of seed packets like that is screaming for an organization method isn’t it? I know that last year far too many of my minutes were spent sifting through again and again, calculating and re-calculating dates and I still ended up forgetting to plant a few things or planted them late. We can excuse […] Read more…

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~Chit Chat~

| In the Garden, onions, Seed Starting


I was chatting with Gina last night about chitting. I imagine it’s not often that someone can truly claim to have been chit chatting, but we can. But I don’t want you to feel left out, so I’ll chit chat with you too In a nutshell, chitting is starting (or rather pre-starting) your seeds in […] Read more…

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