Seed Sprouts, Flower Blooms

All of the sudden we have beautiful weather! Veggies recently seeded or planted are growing by leaps and bounds. Flowers are blooming. Finally! Carrots seeded about ten days ago are starting to come up. Germination of carrots is occasionally an iffy process. If the weather is too cold they won't come up for weeks or … Continue reading Seed Sprouts, Flower Blooms

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