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Plant Problem Solver

  if you find any errors or would like us to add to this database, please contact us. check back often as we continually update Plant Problem Possible Cause All Plants Seedling Dying soil disease, temperature, bug damage, no air circulation, irregular watering All Plants Slow Seedling Growth compacted soil, no aeration, root bound, too … Read more

Free Gardening e-Books

I love to read. I specifically love to read gardening books. But my appetite for knowledge can get quite expensive. Well, I’ve found a way around that. Ebooks. No longer do I have to shell out $20 every time I’m hungry for a good book. The past is full of great authors free for the … Read more

FREE Seed Inventory Spreadsheet

Keep track of your seed inventory with this spreadsheet. Don’t let your seeds get past their viability ever again. Download it to your mobile devices and take it with you wherever you go. Storing seeds, particularly heirlooms, is a great way to save money and preserve our food heritage. Download the spreadsheet here

Family Seed Planting Chart

What To Grow For A Family of 4 What a family of 4 needs to grow for a one year supply of food The following chart is only an estimation. Some would need more, others less. You must make your own adjustments. Type of Vegetable/Fruit Amount of Plants Needed Spacing (if row) Apple 3 Trees … Read more

Seed Planting Depth

Vegetable Depth to plant Asparagus 1’” Beans (bush & pole) 1” Beans (lima) 1” Beets 1” Broccoli 1/2” Brussels Sprouts 1/2” Cabbage 1/2” Cantaloupe 1” Carrot 1/2” Cauliflower 1/2” Cucumber 1/2” Eggplant 1/2” Kale 1/2”` Kohlrabi 1/2” Lettuce 1/2” Okra 1” Onion (seed) 1/2” Parsley 1/8” Pepper 1/2” Potato 1-2” Radish 1/2” Spinach 1/2” Swiss … Read more

Ph Needs For Vegetables

Vegetable Optimal pH Artichoke 5.6-6.6 Asparagus 6.0-7.0 Beans 6.0-7.0 Beet 5.6-6.6 Broccoli 6.0-7.5 Brussels Sprouts 6.0-7.0 Cabbage 5.6-7.0 Cantaloupe 6.0-7.0 Carrot 5.0-6.0 Catnip 5.0-6.0 Cauliflower 6.0-7.0 Celery 6.0-7.0 Chard 6.0-7.0 Chili Pepper 5.0-6.0 Chives 5.0-6.0 Cucumber 5.0-6.0 Dill 5.0-6.0 Eggplant 5.0-6.0 Garlic 5.0-6.0 Kiwi 5.0-7.0 Leek 5.0-6.0 Lettuce 6.0-7.0 Mint 6.0-7.0 Mushroom 7.0-8.0 Okra 6.0-8.0 … Read more

Seed Viability Chart

The following chart will give you a guideline to saving your seeds. Many factors will affect the viability such as, the seed’s age, humidity, temperature and light. Also, these numbers are minimum years. If the seeds are kept in optimal conditions you could expect much longer storage times. The germination rates usually starts to decline … Read more