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Cheat Sheet for Planting Seeds

Cheat Sheet for Planting Seeds

Planting seeds and watching plants grow is fun, inexpensive, and made even easier with our simple planting tips!
Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started

Grow Light Guidelines for Getting Seeds Started

You don’t have to wait for the cold days of winter to pass before jumping into spring gardening. Start your seeds indoors to get a jump-start on the growing season. This article explains the pros and cons of using grow lights to start your plant seedlings. It also provides advice on the various light bulb types and proper spacing.
Different Seed Types You Can Grow

Different Seed Types You Can Grow

One of the first steps for growing plants is selecting from different seed types. Learn about the different heirloom, hybrid, standard, certified organic and non-GMO seeds.
Seed Storage – How Long Do Seeds Last?

Seed Storage – How Long Do Seeds Last?

Careful seed storage is vital if you want to enjoy good germination rates. Learn how to store seed to preserve them as long as possible.
Tips for Seed Germination

Tips for Seed Germination

Seed germination is the first step toward growing a healthy plant, and here's what you need to know to encourage high germination rates from the seeds you sow.
Seed Exchanges – How to Find or Organize a Seed Swap

Seed Exchanges – How to Find or Organize a Seed Swap

Celebrate National Seed Swap Day at a seed exchange or better yet organize your own seed swap. Discover how to share seeds and dreams of spring!
Make Your Own Envelopes for Saving Seeds

Make Your Own Envelopes for Saving Seeds

Saving seeds is a great way to make sure you always have access to some of your favorite plant varieties. Keep your seed storage organized with our handy, easy to make seed envelopes.
DIY: Homemade Seed Paper

DIY: Homemade Seed Paper

Eco-friendly crafts and gifts are all the rage, and this plantable seed paper fits the bill. The DIY project uses recycled paper to create homemade paper embedded with seeds. Plant the paper in a pot or outside for an instant garden!
Hardening Off Plants and Seedlings

Hardening Off Plants and Seedlings

Moving plants and seedlings directly outdoors in the spring can be a shock to their systems, even to the point of causing damage or death. “Hardening off” is the safe way to introduce plants to the outdoors. Follow these simple steps to introduce your plants to spring safely.
Vegetable Garden Basics – Start Seeds or Buy Plants?

Vegetable Garden Basics – Start Seeds or Buy Plants?

Learn what you need to consider when deciding whether to plant your vegetable garden from seed or get a jump-start by purchasing plants.
When and How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

When and How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

Sunflowers are a fun garden flower and their seeds are a popular snack. Learn how and when to harvest sunflower seeds in six easy steps.
Have the Greenest Lawn on the Block

Have the Greenest Lawn on the Block

It’s easy to seed a new lawn, thicken an existing lawn, or patch bare spots if you know the right steps to follow. You'll have the greenest lawn on the block in no time!
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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Plant Library

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