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Harvesting Sunflower Seeds – Saving Sunflower Seeds (Easy Way)

Harvesting Sunflower Seeds – Saving Sunflower Seeds – We show you an easy way to harvest the sunflower seeds that you can plant or eat. Saving sunflower seeds is a great way to learn some seed saving techniques.  Best seeds saving envelopes can be found here

In this video, Jeremy Starke from Green Thumb Gardener shows you how to harvest sunflower seeds for saving. Saving sunflower seeds will allow you to replant sunflowers for next year or you can eat certain varieties.

These techniques can be applied for the giant mammoth sunflowers or the small & medium sized sunflowers. Get your kids involved in harvesting sunflower seeds. It one of the easier ways to save seeds.

You can harvest the sunflower seeds either 2 different ways:

  1. Cut off the sunflower head after the flower dies back and then scrape off the sunflower seeds. You would need to let the sunflower seeds dry out a bit after you harvest them.
  2. Cut the sunflower head off and let it dry out in the sun. This is the lazy way to harvest sunflower seeds. The sunflower seeds will easily pop out once it is completely dried.

QUESTION- Have a question about harvesting sunflower seeds or saving sunflower seeds to plant next year? Post in the comments section below! Saving sunflower seeds could not be easier to do.

Regrow Lettuce: How to Harvest & Store Lettuce Seeds (2 Easy Ways)

Regrow Lettuce: How to Harvest & Store Lettuce seeds.

This is a simple way to collect & save seeds to regrow lettuce for the next season or later. You can find the envelopes that I store & save the lettuce seeds in here

Check out another video about this here

Lettuce or Lactuca sativa shows signs of going to seed when it starts to taste more bitter and starts to grow a long stalk.  This is the perfect time to think about regrowing lettuce. You can easily turn the bitterness in a signal to harvest lettuce seeds. You will love to store lettuce seeds to plant them next season.

Growing romaine lettuce from seeds is a cool way to introduce your children to gardening. The romaine lettuce plant is really easy to start from seed. This video will show you how easy it is to save seeds & teach your children to do this.

QUESTION- Have a question about how to regrow lettuce or how to harvest & store lettuce seeds? Post in the comments section of this post!

In this video, Jeremy Starke from Green Thumb Gardener shows you a really simple way to regrow lettuce. He goes over how to harvest & store Lettuce seeds. This is a simple way to collect seeds to regrow lettuce for the next season or later. Seed Saving lettuce is a great way to start your seed saving adventures. These seeds saving tips are really easy to follow so you can regrow lettuce next year.

Let me know what other way vegetables you want to see taught about seed saving.  What types of lettuce seeds are you saving for next season?  Let me know in the comments below.

Please also SHARE this lettuce seeds saving the post with anyone who loves to save seeds.  This is such a simple way to save seeds.

Growing Carrots in Containers Live Update

Growing Carrots in Containers Live Update

Jeremy Starke from Green Thumb Gardener gives you an update on the progress of growing carrots in a container.  The actual carrots that were grown can be found here.  Check out the original video of growing carrots in a container here.

Jeremy goes over the entire process from selecting the best soil for growing carrots, selecting the correct container to plant carrots and the actual planting of the tiny carrot seeds in the pots.

He shows you the 4-5 week progress update on growing carrots in a container.  You get to see how large the carrot plant is and what the next steps are.  Jeremy also discusses how to thin the carrot plants and some other optimal carrot growing container tips.

QUESTION- Have a question about growing carrots in containers? Post in the comments section of this post!

Homemade Fertilizer for Your Garden | Make Natural Fertilizers the Easy Way

Make Your Own Natural Fertilizer | Easy Techniques For Homemade Fertilizer

Homemade Fertilizer for your Garden

Homemade fertilizer … Is that really an option as a gardener?  Don’t I need that expensive store-bought natural fertilizer?  You are one of those folks who like to do it yourself while in your vegetable & flower gardens.

You feel that throwing away food scraps into the landfill is a waste.

Here are a couple of easy ways to make the homemade fertilizers that you can either store for later use or mix with water or compost tea to use as a liquid fertilizer.

 

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Slow Release Fertilizers – NPK Fertilizers Series Part 1

Slow Release Fertilizers – NPK Fertilizers Series Part 1

 

NPK Fertilizer Series Slow Release Fertilizer

Have you ever stood in the home & garden aisle only to be faced with a mega load of fertilizers?  Did you think NPK was some hot tech stock? Do I really need this stuff to get big tomatoes or survive on a homestead?

Let’s sort through the different choices to help you use slow-release fertilizer like a boss and just get back to the basics in your garden (or “gaarrden” if you could imagine a Boston accent).Continue reading

Gardening with Kids Tickle Me Plant (Zombie Plant)

Gardening with Kids Tickle Me Plant (Zombie Plant)

In this video, Jeremy Starke from Green Thumb Gardener & his children shows fun gardening with kids project.  They show the Tickle Me Plant (Zombie Plant) or the mimosa pudica plant. Gardening with kids is a perfect way to spend quality time with your children.

Growing the Tickle Me Plant is a fun way to introduce gardening with the kids. The Tickle Me Plant would also make a really fun gardening gift for kids. Your child’s face will light up with excitement the first time they see the plant tickle.

This unboxing and gardening gift review will show you what is included with the Tickle Me Plant. This fun garden gift comes with instructions, a packet of mimosa pudica plant seeds, mini flower pots, soil pellets, and a reusable greenhouse.

This is such a fun introduction of gardening with kids & family.  This is a tickle me plant review that also shows you how to get started with the Tickleme plant. It goes through the gardening fundamentals of the growing cycle of plants.

This unboxing and gardening gift review will show you what is included with the Tickle Me Plant. This fun garden gift comes with:

  • Instructions
  • A packet of mimosa pudica plant seeds (Tickle Me Plant)
  • Mini flower pots
  • Soil pellets
  • Reusable greenhouse.

You may be curious as to what is the exact plant.  The Tickle Me Plant is actually the mimosa pudica plant.  It is also called a sensitive plant.  The plant has a reflex that helps scare aware predators of the plant.  This is what gives it the zombie effect or tickle effect.

You can purchase the plants by clicking here.

This is such a fun introduction of gardening with kids & family. Another fun gardening with kids project is a DIY Worm Bin.  Check it out here.

Have a question about Gardening with Kids or the Tickle Me Plant? Post in the comments section of this post!

Zucchini Squash Plants: 3 Tips to Grow like a Boss

Zucchini Plant: 3 Simple Squash Plant Tips for an Abundant Harvest

zucchini squash plantThere are many tips that you can do to grow successful a zucchini squash plant.    The zucchini plant seems to be one of those vegetables that are near and dear to many gardeners.

It also can be the bane of a gardener if you don’t give it the care and attention that it may need throughout its growing cycle.Continue reading

How to save Lettuce Seeds | Simple Guide to Collecting Seeds

lettuce seed stalksHow to save lettuce seeds: Simple Guide to Collecting Seeds

Have you always wanted to know how to save lettuce seeds?  Did you just harvest romaine lettuce from your garden?  Do you want to continue to grow the lettuce that you just picked?  It is so easy to collect and save lettuce seeds that you will be amazed that you didn’t start sooner.

The summer days are much longer like the days of June & July creep in.  All of a sudden the leaves start to taste a little bitter & the lettuce plant may bolt.  Well, it is time for the lettuce plant to start reproducing itself.Continue reading