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How to Sanitize Seeds Before Sprouting & Planting

The Importance of Clean Seeds when Sprouting  Sprouting seeds is a great way to have fresh, healthy vegetables at home.  When sprouting seeds it is however possible to produce contaminated food without realizing it.  Since you often eat these sprouts raw, any contamination will not be killed by cooking. It is crucial to sanitize seeds […]

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Non-gmo & Hybrid Vegetable Seeds Vs. Genetically Modified Seeds

What Are F1 Hybrid Vegetable Seeds? Among our vegetable seeds you will see that some of them are described as F1 hybrids.  Some of our customers find this confusing as they may mistakenly think this has something to do with GMO.  It doesn’t – we only sell non-GMO seeds.  The production of F1 hybrids follows […]

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Starting Your Vegetable Garden Indoors

Some Vegetable Seeds Need an Early Start If you live in the North there are just not enough warm days for you to be able to sow all your vegetable seeds directly in the garden and produce a successful crop. Quite a few of our favorite vegetables come from sub-tropical areas.  There they have a […]

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Start Planting Seeds Indoors for Early Crops

Choose the Date for Sowing Vegetable Seeds Carefully Hardy vegetables can be planted out around four weeks before the average date of the last frost in your area.  The time for planting seeds is six to eight weeks before that.  However the growing temperature and light levels have a big effect as well, so you […]

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Determe Which Vegetable Seeds To Start Early Indoors

Start Your Vegetable Seeds Indoors Before the Last Frost If you don’t live in a warmer area and are unable to start sowing vegetable seeds outdoors anytime soon, it doesn’t mean you can’t make an early start in the garden when spring does finally come.  The answer is to start planting seeds indoors so that […]

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Making an Early Start in the Vegetable Garden

It’s Not Too Early To Begin Your Vegetable Garden Despite the polar vortex, spring is not far away. For gardeners in milder areas it is already time to start thinking and planning for the coming season, and even if you are further north it is never too early for choosing heirloom vegetable seeds  and planning […]

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The Many Benefits of Eating & Growing Kale

Growing Kale At Home for Better Health Kale has been neglected too long!  One of the earliest cabbage family plants grown, it has origins in pre-Christian Greece and kale was the most common vegetable grown in Europe for centuries. Lacinato Kale, also called cavolo nero or Tuscan Kale is an important variety used in Italian […]

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Hydroponic Gardening- Part 3

In this last part of our blog on indoor gardens using hydroponics we will look at an interesting growing system you can build yourself Part 3 Systems for Hydroponic Gardening There are a lot of ways to grow plants using hydroponics.  You can buy various ready-built systems using wicks, drip-lines or other techniques or you […]

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Hydroponic Gardening- Part 2

We are looking at the exciting growing opportunities when you use hydroponic systems for growing vegetables.  Here we take a look at exactly what you can grow. Hydroponic Gardening– Choosing Crops for your Indoor Garden What plants should you grow in your indoor garden? Firstly, grow what you like to eat and grow it in […]

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