Gardening Tips

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...

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...

No Room? Vertical Gardening & Other Space Saving Techniques

No Room? Vertical Gardening & Other Space Saving Techniques

If you’re tight on space but want some green in your life, why not grow up? There are so many ways to grow a garden, and the more you try, the more you’ll learn. Vertical gardening and other techniques can be adapted for indoor gardens, container gardens, or...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....