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Trimming Your Organic Budget ~ Starting From Seeds!

Gardening can be intimidating, but with all of the tips and tricks all over the internet even Rookies can come up with a harvest well worth the time. We are both first time gardeners and we are starting from seeds this year! We have the advantage of having a great gardener for a mom, aka Mama K.  She gives us tips and motivation along the way.
Growing your own food rewards more than just your wallet. Watching something start from a tiny seed into producing something that can feed your family gives you a sense of accomplishment too!
Starting from seeds doesn't have to be so scary! Here are a few tips and tricks that will get even the brownest thumb growing something.
So grow along with us! Its not too late to get started for this season. Seeds are around every corner.
What we are starting from seeds:
Tomatoes
Peppers
Broccoli
Cabbage
Lettuces
Spinach
Cucumbers
Beans
Basil

Susie – Starting From Seeds Inside.

I looked for anything I could recycle to start some seedlings in. Here I used toilet paper tubes cut in half with a napkin on the bottom.
Starting from seeds doesn't have to be so scary! Here are a few tips and tricks that will get even the brownest thumb growing something.
These are leftover cups from J’s MineCraft Party
Starting from seeds doesn't have to be so scary! Here are a few tips and tricks that will get even the brownest thumb growing something.
As long as there is proper drainage anything can be used to get your seeds started.
Make sure to cover your seedlings with a bag or a plastic egg carton top until you see green coming through. During this time make sure to keep your seedlings in a well lit place and keep the soil moist.

Kate – Starting From Seeds in Planters

If your itching to get outside and get into the dirt, lettuces don’t mind a little cold weather.  I had to plant mine a few weeks ago…I couldn’t wait any longer!
I prefer planting in containers.  My thumb is pretty brown, and I think they’re a bit easier to maintain than planting into the ground.
Plus it helps when you plant lettuce on a 70 degree day and then it drops below freezing a couple of weeks later…gotta love the Midwest!
Week 1
 A few more weeks and we’ll be having home grown salads!

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We love letting the kids help too.
Tip…don’t fill the whole watering can, if you’re letting toddlers help.  This will help keep them from drowning your plants.
Mr Monster still needs a little work on his technique.
Or you can just use a spray bottle.

Have you started planting yet?  Plant with us and we can grow our groceries together!

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Kim Hilbert

Tuesday 14th of April 2015

Your seedlings look so cute! We usually buy plants that have some start to them. We just got a greenhouse and might start them in there.

CourtneyLynne

Wednesday 1st of April 2015

This is awesome!!!! I keep telling myself I need to get into gardening now that I have a house with a yard.... One of these days I will get around to it ;-)

MrsMuffinTop

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

What's worse than a brown thumb? That's me…I can always get them to sprout, but after that: kaput! What do you think I'm doing wrong?I love that you used the toilet rolls, genius!

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Tuesday 31st of March 2015

We will be doing updated posts all through the season! Start some seedlings and grow with us. Like we said we are New to the Garden game too, but we are going to share all of our tips and fails along the way ;)