~ We love sharing what we love with people we love ~
We share our tomato seeds as well as hundreds of other regionally adapted vegetables, flowers & herbs for short seasons. When people ask us if we have kids, we say, ‘Yes! And great-great-great grandchildren! That grow us more than we grow them!’ We’re honored to share them with you!
Optimum germination temperature for tomato is 77 F, so heat mats make all the difference!
Unless you have a greenhouse, your tomato seedlings will be stressed for light, alas. We enjoy our LED lights, made in the USA by our friend Vic in Indiana, to grow microgreens all winter as well as seedlings in early spring!
We share two seed starting collections! One includes a grow light to start those earliest seeds like peppers & tomatoes and one without a light. The second does not include a grow light & is perfect for growing seedlings up to 4 weeks old, from broccoli to basil to zinnias!
Nutrient-dense, compost-based potting mix is important for all seedlings & especially those started earliest, like tomatoes & onions. We share our go-to potting mix ready to go for you (!) as well as our DIY potting mix minerals so you can make 80 quarts of your own potting mix economically.
Well-fed tomatoes are so much more abundant! We foliar feed our tomatoes all season with our organic Fish & Kelp Emulsion. Also, when we transplant each seedling, we tuck a handful of our organic compost in the hole as well as a dusting of our organic slow-release fertilizer for them to enjoy all season. We also share organic chicken compost crumbles if you’re looking for even more fertility to gift your garden!
Here is our 40-page seed starting book for you, Friends! In our Growing Library, you'll find the free ebook perfect for home printing here and if you'd love a full color, spiral-bound paper copy, you'll find this as well here.
We made you a 40-page calendar to help plan, record & celebrate the happenings in your garden! A perpetual calendar, Across the Seasons shares dates but not days of the week, making it relevant beyond a single calendar year. You’ll find growing charts, a section for notes by crop plus monthly garden tips to surround you with abundance!
to set you up for success, as well. It's free! Because we all need this more than ever! Enjoy every moment & every bite...
~ and thanks for being why we do what we do ~