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    This year, I'm going to attempt to plant seeds and raise my herbs and veggies "from scratch".
    I'm excited to try it.

    I've been reading about what to do, and I have just a couple months left to plan and plant...

    #2
    Fun!!! I tried that one year an built a cold frame. I wasn't super successful but I later found out it was due to poor soil nutrients. Lesson learned.
    "Be what you're looking for."

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      #3
      Fun!!! I tried that one year an built a cold frame. I wasn't super successful but I later found out it was due to poor soil nutrients. Lesson learned.
      "Be what you're looking for."

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        #4
        Cold frames are good for getting a jump on the growing season. Mix in peat moss, a little steer manure and a little fertilizer. Throw an old blanket or bedspread over them when it freezes overnight and take it off during the day.
        I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
        ...
        Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

        From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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          #5
          As a tip: When the seedlings have underdeveloped roots, the soil should remain moist only and not wet.

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            #6
            Originally posted by atskitty2 View Post
            This year, I'm going to attempt to plant seeds and raise my herbs and veggies "from scratch".
            I've been reading about what to do, and I have just a couple months left to plan and plant...
            how's it going, kitty?
            what are you growing?

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              #7
              I'd like to know how it is going, too. I really want to grow some veggies and herbs but I have such a brown thumb it never works out.

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                #8
                I don't grow anything myself, but I own serveral house plants. I LOVE plants & flowers. They're so beautiful and cleanse the air. I am very much into nature. That is why I love spring and summer so much.

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                  #9
                  I have seedlings and I have been as giddy as a child over the little babies. Lol

                  This spring has been difficult for getting anything going but maybe in the next 2 wks I can get them put out.

                  Anyone else?

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                    #10
                    Hey. I know some points and I want to tell you. Different plants have different needs, some seeds, such as heat, some require cold, and some need to sprout light. The easiest way to find out is to go to Plants for a future database and look there.
                    Process the seeds to stimulate the germination process
                    Many seeds require one or more treatment steps to stimulate the germination process. These steps include: 1) Scarification, 2) Cold Stratification and 3) Warm Stratification.
                    Prepare a seed mixture
                    For this soil mix, garden soil is usually preferred, most often equal parts of peat moss (or coconut coir substitute) and perlite, with a pinch of compost to give the seeds something to chew.
                    Sow the seeds and make them germinate, providing the right conditions
                    Give seeds, heat, moisture and light ...
                    Transplantation and curing of young plants
                    In a month you will want to consider the possibility of transplanting or disembarking to avoid the root system associated with pots. In addition, now you must gradually expose your plants to external conditions, so that they can cool down a bit before putting them on the street for a long time to dare over the elements. - Put them in the right place and choose the most suitable ones.
                    I mostly grow outside in a fenced area, and then transplant when they are more into the wilderness. Pots are too much work; Rather, just plant the seeds in nature, although if you work with the seed purchased, then usually there is not enough seed to do this work. Some large seeds, such as nuts, seem easier for this if they are protected from protein and other parasites.

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                      #11
                      Thank you, Loric2014. Very useful advice.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by atskitty2 View Post
                        This year, I'm going to attempt to plant seeds and raise my herbs and veggies "from scratch".
                        I'm excited to try it.

                        I've been reading about what to do, and I have just a couple months left to plan and plant...
                        Sounds delicious!

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