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How To Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

How To Keep Cut Flowers Fresh

There’s nothing quite like fresh-cut flowers to brighten up a room. From a simple jar of wildflowers to a single stem in a unique vase, that touch of nature becomes a focal point. Growing a cutting garden gives you lots of possibilities for flower arranging. But, when...

How to Cut Flowers

How to Cut Flowers

Flowers have a natural beauty that makes us want to pause and enjoy the view. And though we may appreciate the beauty of our flowers outdoors, sometimes you want to bring them inside so you can enjoy them all the time. Planting your own cutting garden is the best way...

What’s the Best Soil for Containers & Raised Beds?

What’s the Best Soil for Containers & Raised Beds?

Container gardens are a great option for many situations. If you live in an apartment, have only a small amount of patio space, or are facing some severe issues with your soil you may opt for containers. There are so many different sizes of pots to fit your needs!  A...

How Can I Tell If My Plants Are Healthy?

How Can I Tell If My Plants Are Healthy?

Are your plants doing well? Are the roots growing? Do they have strong stems and are putting out new shoots and blossoms? You can’t pull up your plants to check the roots, and there’s no blood test to check their vitamin levels. But, with a little practice you can...

10 Fun Types of Containers for Gardening

10 Fun Types of Containers for Gardening

There are so many types of containers you can use for growing plants, including upcycled and repurposed containers. If it will hold a little bit of dirt, someone has probably used it as a pot for growing plants. When choosing a container for your garden, consider the...

7 Tips for Growing an Organic Garden

7 Tips for Growing an Organic Garden

So you're trying to eat healthier and buy more organic foods, but it can get expensive rather quickly and can be difficult to justify the expense. Lucky for you, growing your own fruits and vegetables organically can be inexpensive, easier than you think and better...

How to Thin Seedlings for a More Productive Garden

How to Thin Seedlings for a More Productive Garden

As a beginner gardener, when you first hear about “thinning,” you may think that’s the opposite of what you’re trying to do. Why would you want to pull out plants you have invested so much time and money into growing? However, thinning is a very simple gardening task...

16 Gardening Tips to Get You Growing

16 Gardening Tips to Get You Growing

Do you dream of fresh herbs, bouquets of flowers, and dinner made from your morning harvest? Or do you watch gardening videos and think, “I’d like to do that.” Those dreams are possible even if you’ve never planted a seed before. By following a few basic gardening...

Dreaming of a Rural Garden? What You Need to Know

Dreaming of a Rural Garden? What You Need to Know

Usually, when we think of gardens, we think of rural gardens - an ideal spot out in the country where there’s plenty of land and sunshine to grow on. Maybe we picture a corn maze or pumpkin patch at Halloween. Perhaps you had a family member who lived on a farm or had...

5 Reasons We Think Everyone Should Grow a Garden

5 Reasons We Think Everyone Should Grow a Garden

At Sow Right Seeds, we love gardening for so many reasons. We enjoy watching the miracle of seeds germinating, watching plants grow, nurturing them and tasting the harvest. But there are also many other reasons to garden that just may surprise you! Here are some of...

Glow Up Your Garden: Fabulous Flower Garden Designs

Glow Up Your Garden: Fabulous Flower Garden Designs

Want to be the envy of the neighborhood? Flower garden designs add color, texture, and fragrant aromas to your yard. You don’t have to pay a landscaper big bucks to design a gorgeous garden full of beautiful blooms. Here are a few ideas to spark some flower garden...

Holy Basil – The Incomparable One

Holy Basil – The Incomparable One

Holy basil is a native plant in India and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 3000 years. Known as Tulsi in Hindi, which means “The incomparable one,” holy basil is also called “The Queen of Herbs” and “Mother Medicine of Nature.” It is considered sacred in...

Indoor Gardening Ideas for Beginners

Indoor Gardening Ideas for Beginners

Gardening isn’t only for people who have a great big yard or patio. Indoor gardening is becoming more popular lately, with good reason. You don’t have to invest in a complicated hydroponics kit or build a greenhouse to get started gardening indoors. With just a few...

Hyssop – The Herb of the Ages

Hyssop – The Herb of the Ages

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is one of the most well-known herbs, and it has been an apothecary and culinary staple since classical antiquity. A native plant growing in the Mediterranean and western Asia, hyssop is grown for its purplish-blue flowers as well as its...

Planting and Growing in Sun or Shade

Planting and Growing in Sun or Shade

Light requirements are one of the top priorities when considering what plants to grow. After you’ve consulted your hardiness zone, you’ll need to think about how much light your plants will get throughout the day. You might have a mix of full sun and partial shade in...

Growing White Sage

Growing White Sage

White sage (salvia apiana) has been used for centuries by Native Americans for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. This shrubby desert native produces silver leaves that grow in a rosette arrangement on straight stalks. Young leaves start out green and turn white as...

What Are Plant Hardiness Zones? 

What Are Plant Hardiness Zones? 

As you’re researching your garden, you will find many references to your planting zone. Hardiness zones are regions that are divided up by the local climate and can be used to help growers decide what plants will do best in their area.  USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map ...

Spring Planning for Summer Gardens

Spring Planning for Summer Gardens

Well-planned gardens save a lot of work, trial and error, and money. Impulse shopping for plants and materials can be fun, but if you don’t have a plan, your seeds and new plants may go to waste. Spring planning is a good way to get a head start on the summer growing...

The Common But Ever Popular German Chamomile

The Common But Ever Popular German Chamomile

The most common herbal tea in the world is Chamomile. Used for centuries by ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, chamomile is now enjoyed worldwide and deserves a spot in every home garden. German chamomile has lovely small, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers and...

Control Bolting for Tasty Greens

Control Bolting for Tasty Greens

Leafy greens like lettuce are tasty and easy vegetables for growing in your home garden, especially when they’re young and tender. If you want to keep eating delicious, sweet greens for longer, you’ll need to control bolting. What Is Bolting? Bolting is the process of...

The Perennial Favorite Medicinal Herb Echinacea

The Perennial Favorite Medicinal Herb Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea has grown in popularity over the years for its medicinal properties. An easy-to-grow perennial, echinacea is a welcome part of home herb and flower gardens where it is attractive to butterflies and bees.  Echinacea purpurea or Purple Coneflower is...

Different Ways to Grow Leafy Greens

Different Ways to Grow Leafy Greens

Green leafy vegetables are easy to grow, and they are much tastier when freshly picked and grown at home. They are also adaptable and can be grown indoors or outdoors, in containers or the ground, with hydroponics or soil. Making them the perfect crop for the novice...

Lavender – A Fragrant Welcome

Lavender – A Fragrant Welcome

The unmistakable aroma of lavender makes it a sought-after herb for many home gardeners. With spikes of purple flowers, lavender is a beautiful addition to borders and perennial gardens. Not only is this perennial herb easy to grow and maintain, but it also entices...

Tips & Tricks for Starting Leafy Greens Indoors

Tips & Tricks for Starting Leafy Greens Indoors

Green leafy vegetables are some of the healthiest vegetables to eat and add so much flavor and nutrition to salads, stir fries, pasta dishes and more. Luckily, they’re easy to get started indoors. There are many reasons to start leafy greens inside. It’s an ideal plan...

Lemon Balm – The Calming Healer of the Garden

Lemon Balm – The Calming Healer of the Garden

A calming, antiviral herb that is easy to grow, Lemon Balm has been a garden favorite for centuries. From its beginning as a native plant in the Mediterranean area, Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) has been cultivated for over 2,000 years and is now found worldwide....

10 Cool Weather Plants for Spring

10 Cool Weather Plants for Spring

Winter is a time of rest, with many of us leaving our gardens fallow or letting cover crops enrich the soil. We might have spent some time doing maintenance or focusing on planning for the growing season to come, but most of us were spending a lot of time indoors,...

Wild Bergamot – American Wildflower

Wild Bergamot – American Wildflower

Wild Bergamot, botanical name Monarda fistulosa, is a perennial wildflower herb native to the North American continent with a rich tradition of use in Native American culture as both a culinary and medicinal herb. It has lovely irregularly shaped tubular lavender...

Lovage Herb

Lovage Herb

Meet Lovage (Levisticum officinale), an old-fashioned herb that just might be new to you. It has been used for a long time in Europe for food and medicinal reasons -- as far back as Greek and Roman civilizations. Today, it’s making a comeback in the United States....

Yarrow: Beneficial Herb

Yarrow: Beneficial Herb

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a very common herb that has been used since ancient times for its benefits. Today, it can be found all over the world. It’s named for the Greek hero Achilles, who legend says used the herb to bind the wounds of his soldiers. Yarrow is...

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...