Starting Seeds? Resources and Tips


Posted by justtracy | Posted in Cooperative Extension, Gardening, General Interest, Seed, Vegetables | Posted on 07-03-2014


seedlingsThinking about starting some plants from seed? It’s that time of year again.

I have to admit I am really just a small scale seed starter sticking to the easiest vegetables and annuals. My favorite vegetables to start are tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, radishes, corn, cucumbers, summer squash, and mini-pumpkins. You can see my  2014 Vegetable Garden  plans on Plants Map.

My favorite annuals to start are Angelonia, Ornamental Peppers, Violas and Pansies.  This year I have winter sown a couple of perennial seeds given to me as a gift and started a 2014 Seeds Started Collection for my garden on Plants Map.

Read More on Plants Map: How to Start a Garden From Seed

If you are like me and need some visual ideas to help get you started see this Pinterest Board: Plants Map/Seed Starting Ideas.

I also invite you to plant a seed and start your garden on Plants Map! Share what your starting from seed and growing this year by starting a garden on Plants Map too.




And For Further Reading: The New Seed-Starters Handbook by Nancy Bubel


Pepper Plants are looking good!


Posted by justtracy | Posted in Gardening, Peppers, Seed | Posted on 19-03-2013

The pepper seeds I started back in February have been potted up and are looking good.  Want to see?  A picture is worth a thousand words.  But it will make you hungry.

See my new Pinterest board: 2013 Peppers from Seed

I have two trays of pansies to plant as soon as the weather permits. Working on that Pinterest board too.

Just started some tomato plants and trying something called Wonderberry.