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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.

Stratify Seeds to Improve Germination

Flower Gardens

Refrigerate seeds before planting to improve germination.

Tips and Tricks For Spring Garden Planting

Garden Calendar

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

Best Direct Sow Flowers

Flower Gardens

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

Gearing Up For Starting Garden Seed

Garden Calendar

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

Garden Calendar

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

Starting Annual Flowers Indoors

Flower Gardens

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

Buy Plant Starts? Or Grow Your Own?

Garden Calendar

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

Tips For Indoor Seed Starting

Garden Calendar

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

Planting Onions In the Home Garden

Garden Calendar

The type of onion you plant depends on your latitude.

First Steps in Growing Peppers


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

Winter Gardening


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

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