Starting Seeds by Barbara W. Ellis
- Barbara W. Ellis
- 128 pages
Starting Seeds How to Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers from Seed
There are so many reasons to start your garden from seed! Growing plants from seeds isn’t difficult; it just takes a little know-how. Now, gardeners of any experience level can get a jump on the growing season with this easy-to-understand, straightforward guide.
Growing from seed is easy to learn. Success is simple once you understand a few basic principles, such as what seeds need to sprout and how to schedule sowing so plants are ready to go into the garden once the weather – and you – are ready for them.
Starting Seeds provides all the information you need to turn a pile of seed packets into a successful garden. In it, you’ll learn easy ways to sow seeds and manage seedlings, indoors and out; how to select pots and potting mix; and how to develop a seed-sowing schedule that works for you and for your garden.
This book also explains how to raise sturdy, healthy seedlings and get them off and growing in your garden.
Starting your garden from seeds lets you choose from the incredibly diverse selection of vegetables, herbs, and flowers that are not readily available from your local garden center as plants.
You’ll love the exciting variety of available seeds, and you’ll save a lot of money and enjoy greater control over the health of your plants.
Starting Seeds offers everything you need to begin a thriving garden.
Table of Contents
- The Magic of Seeds
- Part 1: Getting Started
- What Do You Want to Grow?
- Get to Know Your Garden
- Seed Savvy
- How Many Packets?
- Germination 101
- Set Up a Sowing Schedule
- Seed-Grower's Problem Solver
- Saving and Storing Secrets
- Part 2: Starting Seeds Indoors
- Gather Your Gear
- Sowing Your Seed
- Special-Needs Seeds
- From Seeds to Seedlings
- Potting On
- Perennials from Seed
- Moving Plants to Your Garden
- Care after Planting
- Part 3: Sowing Seeds Outdoors
- Getting Your Garden Ready for Seeds
- Spacing: Beds, Rows, or Broadcasting?
- Sowing in the Flower Garden
- Caring for Seeds and Seedlings
- Resources and Links
From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!