Gardening Tips

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,...

Essential Gardening Tools for Beginners

Essential Gardening Tools for Beginners

If you’re just starting a garden, you might be confused about the different supplies you need to get started. Start slowly and add to your collection as you go. It doesn’t take a huge investment to begin. Here is our recommended list of gardening tools for beginners....

Gardening in Containers for Beginners: Benefits & Quick Start Guide

Gardening in Containers for Beginners: Benefits & Quick Start Guide

Container gardening is ideal for beginners and it is a great option to grow produce and flowers in many situations. Apartment dwellers may not have access to a yard to grow in. Renters can’t always get permission to plant gardens. Some people don’t have much space for...

Designing a garden for beginners

Designing a garden for beginners

Proven tips for a successful garden Did you know that planning your garden in advance can double your chances of success? This is especially true when you’re gardening because the time you spend making your plan is more than just setting your mind to the task at hand....

Three Sisters Garden: A Thriving Trio of Corn, Beans & Squash

Three Sisters Garden: A Thriving Trio of Corn, Beans & Squash

Plants can play mean. They vie for nutrients, water, and sunlight. Plants choke each other out to make sure they have access to the best resources. Sometimes though, plants play nice. They help protect each other. They work together and share resources. One of the...

Edible flowers – Flowers you can eat straight from your garden

Edible flowers – Flowers you can eat straight from your garden

Did you know many of your favorite flowers are also good eating? You may be able to go out to your garden and pick some beautiful additions to add to your salad, tea, or baked goods. Edible flowers will add beauty and flavor to your dishes. It’s important to never eat...

How to prune basil

How to prune basil

Growing basil in your garden or on your patio is a cinch. It’s a great way to add some fresh flavor to your table without a lot of work or investment. Considering the price of store-bought basil, it’s a no-brainer in terms of making your garden work for you. A...

How to prepare soil before scattering wildflower seeds

How to prepare soil before scattering wildflower seeds

New to gardening? Wildflowers are a delightful way to bring some beauty to your yard. Gardeners of all skill levels can enjoy success, no matter how much they know about growing plants. Wildflower gardens create an abundance of flowers throughout the growing season....

What makes kale a superfood

What makes kale a superfood

Not long ago, kale was used to add some beauty to our lives. It was an attractive decorative plant for gardens that survived even cold weather. It also served as a pretty bit of green to add to your plate. But what exactly makes kale a superfood? Kale's surprising...

How to Read Our Seed Packets

How to Read Our Seed Packets

Getting started with Sow Right Seeds is fun and easy. We’ve done the groundwork and research to help you get started. Most of the information you need to get started is on the back of your seed packet. Description: Here you’ll find out a little bit about the seeds in...

Growing Herbs Indoors

Growing Herbs Indoors

Did you know that you don’t have to have a garden or even warm weather outdoors to grow your own herbs? Some of the best indoor herbs are kitchen staples: thyme, basil, chives, rosemary, mint, oregano, and sage. With a little attention to detail and planning, you can...

Am I Watering Too Much? (Damping Off)

Am I Watering Too Much? (Damping Off)

Have you ever heard of damping off? Sometimes a whole tray of sensitive seedlings can be lost to damping off, causing a lot of frustration. It’s heartbreaking to see your seeds emerge, only to lose them right after!  When the growing environment isn’t controlled,...