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Quick and Easy Seed Starting Guide

photo of vegetable seedlings in pots

This seed starting guide covers all you need to know to grow vegetables and herbs from seeds. Many plants grow best when started from seeds directly in the garden. Others need to get a headstart in the house before growing big and strong enough to be transplanted in the garden.

I’ve put together a list of all seed starting articles on Home Garden Joy that covers the gamut of garden seed questions. I also have a few videos, too.

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New Plants for Spring 2018 – Expanding Fruit Production

plants for spring 2018

I’m adding many new plants for spring 2018 and expanding fruit production here at Seven Oaks, my little farm here in south central Virginia and home base for everything on Home Garden Joy.

I’ve gone a little crazy this year ordering from catalogs but feel that it’s justified since I have plans…many plans…for the results!

But first, here’s my weekend purchases from Tractor Supply:

plants for spring 2018

 

As you can see in the top of the photo, I finally purchase two raspberry bushes and one blueberry bush. I’ve tried to grown blueberries before in the raised beds but despite my tender loving care, they died. I suspect the soil is actually too rich for them. The raspberry and blueberry bushes will be added to the new garden area on the eastern side of the yellow garden shed. The soil on top of that bed is rich mushroom compost, but underneath is good old Virginia clay – just what I think raspberries might need!

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