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Daikon Driller as a Cover Crop in Your Garden

Daikon Driller as a Cover Crop in Your Garden

Cover crops can help tackle a lot of different problems in the garden such as erosion, soil quality and more. If you’re dealing with soil compaction, Daikon Driller might be just the thing to help loosen up your soil while helping you to retain its nutrients. No-Till...

Yellow Mustard as a Cover Crop

Yellow Mustard as a Cover Crop

If you’re looking into cover crops, Yellow Mustard has a lot of advantages. Like other cover crops, it prevents erosion and suppresses weeds. It also loosens up soil that’s become compacted by growing deep roots 1-3 feet below the soil surface. Those roots help Yellow...

Growing Winter Oats as a Cover Crop

Growing Winter Oats as a Cover Crop

Winter Oats are a popular and affordable cover crop with a lot of advantages. This cool season annual grass matures quickly in about 60 days. In that time, they provide erosion control and weed suppression to protect your garden beds. Oats are excellent nutrient...

How to Grow a Pumpkin for Pumpkin Season

How to Grow a Pumpkin for Pumpkin Season

As summer turns into autumn, the whole world is ready for a bit of change. The air gets colder and the leaves start to change colors. School is back in session, and that change brings football games, bonfires, and fun memories. For many of us, it’s a glorious time of...

Sunflower Microgreens Made So Easy

Sunflower Microgreens Made So Easy

Sunflower microgreens have a delicious nutty flavor with a satisfying crunch. Their large size makes them an excellent choice for adding to salads, stir-fries, wraps, and pesto.  If you are new to growing microgreens or aren't sure what all the hype is about, check...

Reliable Radish Microgreens

Reliable Radish Microgreens

Radish microgreens have beautiful red stems and green leaves. They are quick to grow and enjoy. They’ll give your food a spicy kick along with added vitamins and minerals. If you are new to growing microgreens or aren't sure what all the hype is about, check out our...

Sugar Snap Pea Microgreens

Sugar Snap Pea Microgreens

Now you can enjoy the fresh garden flavor and crunchy texture of pea microgreens any time of year. With their bright green leaves and shoots, they make a beautiful presentation and increase the nutrition of any dish.  If you are new to growing microgreens or aren't...

Red Kale Microgreens

Red Kale Microgreens

These Red Russian Kale microgreens have bold red stems with bright green leaves. Their fresh flavor is more mild than their fully grown version. Simple to grow and nutritious to eat, these microgreens are sure to be a favorite. If you are new to growing microgreens or...

Classic Cress Microgreens

Classic Cress Microgreens

Cress is an excellent microgreen choice if you want to add a little spice. These easy-to-grow cress microgreens will wake up your taste buds with their intense peppery flavor.  If you are new to growing microgreens or aren't sure what all the hype is about, check out...

Buckwheat Microgreens

Buckwheat Microgreens

Buckwheat microgreens have large leaves and a tangy, citrusy flavor. With a high concentration of protein and iron, they are a healthy addition to a variety of dishes. If you are new to growing microgreens or aren't sure what all the hype is about, check out our...

Get Busy Growing Broccoli Microgreens

Get Busy Growing Broccoli Microgreens

Broccoli microgreens have a mild cabbage flavor and crisp texture. They are simple and quick to grow, with higher levels of vitamins than their mature plants. Start growing a tray today and experience the fresh flavor for yourself! If you are new to growing...

Bleeding Beet Microgreens

Bleeding Beet Microgreens

The vibrant magenta stems and bright green leaves of beet microgreens are more than just a wonderful garnish. Their sweet earthy flavor is also a rich source of vitamin C, carotene, and lutein. Not sure you like beets? Try these microgreens and get an extra dose of...

Cool Red Cabbage Microgreens

Cool Red Cabbage Microgreens

Cabbage microgreens have beautiful green leaves with violet stems. With a tasty cabbage flavor and impressive nutritional profile, these microgreens can be added to any dish. Their color is so much more than just a garnish when added to salads, baked potatoes, grain...

All About Arugula Microgreens

All About Arugula Microgreens

Arugula has long been an ingredient in delicious salads. As one of the simplest microgreens to grow, you can easily add this peppery flavor to a variety of dishes. Arugula microgreens have an intense but delicious peppery flavor that gets less intense as the leaves...

Grow Your Own Soup Garden

Grow Your Own Soup Garden

With the Winter months settling in, it is a perfect time to start thinking about all the soups you'd like to create this year. Our friend, Nicole at Sowing in Suburbia, came to us with an awesome idea to create a unique seed collection specifically for all your soup...

How to Grow Microgreens – Microgreens Growing Kit

How to Grow Microgreens – Microgreens Growing Kit

If this is your first time growing microgreens, welcome!  We’re glad you chose Sow Right Seeds to walk you through the process. Microgreens are an easy and fun way to grow a crop of nutrient-dense food.  Within a matter of days, you will be enjoying the flavor of...

How to Winter Mulch Your Vegetable Garden

How to Winter Mulch Your Vegetable Garden

Many gardeners consider mulch to be the winter blanket that keeps their garden snug all winter. Most plants benefit from mulch, and it can be applied all year. But what about in the winter or off-season? Is this a time to apply mulch? Should I mulch my vegetable...

Overwintering Vegetables in the Garden

Overwintering Vegetables in the Garden

Overwintering the Vegetable Garden Are you looking forward to shorter days and colder nights so you can cozy up inside? Or do you like getting out on a snowy day to discover who else is enjoying the cold? Plants have their winter preferences too. For tender perennials...

Quick and Fresh Herbal Tea

Quick and Fresh Herbal Tea

From Planting to Drying - You Can Make Delicious Herbal Tea Making herbal tea from your own garden is so simple that you may find yourself enjoying a freshly steeped cup of tea every day. Can I dry my own herbs to make tea? Absolutely. Can I make herbal tea from fresh...

Fall Garden Crafts Your Kids Will Love to Make!

Fall Garden Crafts Your Kids Will Love to Make!

Looking for fun and easy garden crafts for kids? These inexpensive ideas are a creative way to bring the fun of gardening inside. Kids of all ages can enjoy making gifts and doing activities that center around a garden theme. Grass Pets Have you ever had a chia pet?...

Late Summer Garden Cleanup

Late Summer Garden Cleanup

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn It’s time to start thinking about the end of the season! Summer fades into fall at different rates around the country, so timing varies, but the principles are the same. Taking the time to do some maintenance and cleanup from season to...

Fun and Easy Garden Science Experiments for Kids

Fun and Easy Garden Science Experiments for Kids

Simple garden experiments are a fun way to engage kids in science. Kids have tons of questions about why and how and gardening has lots of hands-on opportunities for exploration. There are as many science experiments as kids have questions. These are some of our...

10 Values Kids Learn Through Gardening

10 Values Kids Learn Through Gardening

How can gardening help my kids? You may have asked yourself this question as you’ve planted seeds and harvested tomatoes. You may have wondered if involving your kids in the garden has any long-term benefits. Is it worth your effort now for their future development?...

How to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden

How to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden

What’s the best way to keep deer out of the garden? After our own experience (read until the end!), we’ve done a lot of research on how to keep deer out of the garden in the future. Here are a few of our favorites: Don’t tempt them It may be hard to avoid garden...

Easy Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes

Easy Salsa Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes

Fresh garden salsa is a quintessential summer favorite! There’s nothing as zesty and delicious as a spicy bowl of salsa made with tomatoes, peppers, and cilantro you picked this morning. It’s also a breeze to make, and highly adaptable to your own preferences. If...

Summer Harvest in the Vegetable Garden

Summer Harvest in the Vegetable Garden

Home-grown vegetables taste so much better than store-bought for a lot of reasons, and one important reason is harvest timing. Commercially grown produce is picked at the perfect time for shelf stability. Perfect taste and texture are secondary concerns to the produce...

Garden Diseases – Types, Symptoms & Control

Garden Diseases – Types, Symptoms & Control

Getting a handle on understanding plant diseases can save you from devastating losses in your garden. They are responsible for the death of many plants and can spread quickly if not controlled. Disease occurs when susceptible plants are introduced to a pathogen and...

Summer Weed Control

Summer Weed Control

Summer is a time of growth, where all sorts of plants flourish in the warmth of the summer sun - weeds included. Don’t neglect weed control in your garden. Protect your plants and get rid of the weeds so that they can enjoy valuable resources of sunlight, water, and...

Keeping Rabbits Out of Your Garden

Keeping Rabbits Out of Your Garden

Rabbits are adorable, hopping along with their fluffy tails. These cute little bunnies can also be a menace - chewing up your garden and landscape and destroying all of your hard work. Rabbits love eating new shoots and leaves, and they’re particularly drawn to woody...

Summer Garden Plant Growth

Summer Garden Plant Growth

Ah, summer! It’s the most exciting time of year for many gardeners, thanks to all of the vigorous growth you can see. It’s gratifying to see those tiny seedlings growing up, flowering and even beginning to fruit. Why Do Plants Grow So Well in Summer? Longer days mean...

8 Ways to Trellis Tomatoes

8 Ways to Trellis Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the prizes of the home vegetable garden, but they can become difficult to manage when they get large. Most gardeners choose to support tomatoes with a trellis or cage to keep them under control. We're going to share eight creative ways to train...

Pickling Cucumbers

Pickling Cucumbers

There’s no pickle as satisfying as one you made yourself from cucumbers you’ve grown in your garden. Sure, you might be able to pick up some incredibly delicious jars at your local farmer’s market, but they still won’t quite have that special something. The extra love...

Rows or Beds, Which Are Best?

Rows or Beds, Which Are Best?

When you think of home gardening, what do you imagine? Do you think of a big sprawling backyard garden with lots of rows, or do you think of clusters of beds? Which is the ideal gardening method? You might not be surprised to find out that which is best depends a lot...

Soil Temperature and Germination

Soil Temperature and Germination

Getting your seeds to sprout is more than watering and sunlight. Soil temperature plays a big role in the process. Seeds might germinate in less than ideal conditions, but why take the chance? If your seeds are sitting in soil that’s too cold, they may take too long...

Picking A Garden Spot

Picking A Garden Spot

The first step in planning your garden is deciding on a site to grow. Assess the areas you are considering for your garden to set yourself up for success. Spending just a little time on this vital step will make a huge difference in your experience. You’ll be able to...

Protecting Tender Plants

Protecting Tender Plants

Deciding when to plant your garden can be a tricky business. Even when you’ve planned ahead, sometimes there’s a cold snap that comes late in the season and takes everyone by surprise. Plants you’ve painstakingly grown from seed and hardened off carefully can be...

What is Direct Sowing?

What is Direct Sowing?

Seeds that are sown directly are seeded directly into the soil outdoors, rather than grown from a transplant or started indoors. Whether you direct seed or choose to transplant will depend on the needs of each particular plant, your growing conditions, and some other...

Why Grow Plants from Seed?

Why Grow Plants from Seed?

There are so many benefits to planting seeds! Although it can be a lot of fun to go to a nursery and pick out plants to add to your garden, there are many wonderful reasons to grow your plants from seed whenever possible. It’s gratifying to watch your seeds grow into...

What Plants Grow Well in Shade?

What Plants Grow Well in Shade?

Every gardener wants to make the most of the space in their garden plot. What can you do with shaded areas in your garden? What to do with a garden that is largely shady? Don’t give up hope! Many people enjoy plenty of success in the garden without the typical...

Gardening Basics

Gardening Basics

For even the newest gardeners, creating some magical fruits and flowers can be super simple! We want to give you all of the information you need to succeed, so we’ll cover every base of the gardening basics for you. There are certainly a lot of factors to consider,...

Cool Weather Vegetables: Eat Fresh Year-Round!

Cool Weather Vegetables: Eat Fresh Year-Round!

Spring and summer are great for your garden, but you can still get fresh-grown herbs and produce from your garden in the cooler months with a little planning. Choosing the right crops for your fall and winter garden is a matter of knowing about your climate and...