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7 DIY Seed Pots

From common household items for starting seeds indoors
Monday, March 2, 2015, 9:53 PM

7 wonderful ways to use common household items (some people call it trash) to serve as seedling pots and grow containers.  Get a jumpstart with your indoor seed starting with these great ideas.

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7 Tips for Seed Starting Success

Learn the secrets to growing healthy plants from seed
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:17 PM

Great tips for ensuring successful seed starting and making the most out of your spring plantings and garden.

Also check out the article on setting up your DIY Indoor Seed Starting Station.

Deal of the Week

SeedSafe - Special Offer

25% Off on SeedSafes
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:03 AM

Get ready for Spring Planting. The ReadyStore is offering Peak Prosperity readers a special 25% discount on the SEEDSAFE™ line of long term storage garden seeds. 

They have everything you need to have a robust and bountiful garden.

If you have started your garden and have begun using up your supply of seeds or are looking for a way to stock up and have some extra seeds on hand for "just in case" situations, the SeedSafe series of seeds collections are a great option.  It is a simple and convenient way to get your seed supply ready to go for this summer's garden planting and future harvests.

To take advantage of this special offer, visit the following link and use Discount Code PEAKGARDEN. Offer valid till January 31, 2015. » Read more

What Should I Do?

Greenhouse Tomato Starts: Phil Wiliams

Starting Seed Indoors VS. Direct Seeding VS. Self Seeding Annuals

Exploring options and past experience
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 12:44 PM

When I first started gardening, I had a tough time figuring out what plants I should start in my greenhouse, which plants I should direct seed, and which plants I should let seed themselves. As with most gardening and permaculture questions, the answer is…… depends.

Before we even get into which plants I like to start inside, which plants I like to direct seed, and which plants I like to let self-seed, I think it is important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of both methods of propagation. » Read more

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Garden Primer: How to Read a Seed Packet

Getting ready for Spring
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 11:27 AM

Understanding and being able to determine the right seeds for your garden can be an important part in achieving success in growing your own food.  Here is a nice breakdown of the information you will find on the back of those seed packs. » Read more

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Conventional Farmers Rejecting GMO Seeds

Conventional Farmers Rejecting GMO Seeds

Growing evidence that non-GMO seeds are actually more profitable

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100+ Heirloom Seed Companies

A resource for getting the best seeds
Thursday, September 12, 2013, 8:12 PM

An extensive list of companies selling heirloom/non-GMO/organic seeds.  Hope you find this useful as you replenish your seed stocks and get ready for fall planting.

heirloom / non-GMO / organic seeds.

Jere Gettle: Growing Heirloom Plants

Our foodstock's future lies in preserving its past
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 9:47 PM

Jere Gettle runs one of the country's largest heirloom seed catalogs. His mission is to preserve long-standing plant varieties and combat the growing homogenization of our food stock, along with the genetic manipulation that Big Ag is responsible for. » Read more

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Peak Prosperity Seed Exchange

Peak Prosperity Seed Exchange

Exchange seeds you have too many of for those you want

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tomato seeds drying

Saving Seeds

A beginner’s guide
Monday, June 24, 2013, 3:41 PM

A great overview of getting started with saving your own seeds.

Also check out the WSID article on How to Harvest and Save Tomato Seeds.  And for folks looking to get more advanced resources, check out:

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, 2nd Edition » Read more