Seedling Problems and Transplants

Seedlings that are not growing as rapidly, yellowing of lower leaves and overall not looking healthy can be signs of root bound plants, nitrogen deficiency, insect infestation or a soil mix that needs an aeration component. Since the weather for most of us has been cooler than normal, moving them outside has not been possible … Continue reading Seedling Problems and Transplants

Seedling Soil Mix, Seedlings

Several people have asked me over the years what soil media I use to start my seedlings. I loosely follow Eliot Coleman's method listed in his book New Organic Grower. If you are not familiar with Coleman this link on Coleman  gives a  brief description. He is the father of cold season or four season gardening and one … Continue reading Seedling Soil Mix, Seedlings

The Garden Begins

I didn't winter garden this year but instead spent most of January and February in the San Antonio Texas area ( loved the weather!) . By the time February arrived the garden bug tugged at me and I found myself buying seeds. It felt great buying a few packets but if I do this again … Continue reading The Garden Begins