What I’m Growing, and When to Winter Sow It – Planning a Vegetable and Cut Flower Garden

If you follow along on my YouTube channel, you already know that I make an intentional effort to show every step of my seed starting process. This means that I intend to show most, if not all, of this year's winter sowing into the unheated low tunnel. Since I obviously can't post 30 videos in…

Large Scale Winter Sowing Experiment – Starting Flower and Vegetable Seeds Without Grow Lights

A few seasons ago, a brief introduction to the winter sowing method completely changed the way I garden. Without the need for grow lights or fancy seed starting setups, it is truly a way for those of us with tiny garden budgets to grow something that is absolutely amazing. The options when using the winter…

Continuing the Winter Sowing Method – More Plantings for the Low Tunnel

Since my last post, my winter sowing has moved into full swing. This time of year, the process of starting all my flower seeds is such an exciting one. On one hand, I'm super eager to watch things start to grow. On the other, I'm always worried that absolutely nothing will grow and that things…

The Beginning of the Winter Sowing Season

It's that time again - time to start thinking about winter sowing! Hooray! I'm so excited! In the past, I've only winter sowed using milk jugs and other containers. Last year, I ended up with well over 200 bottles sitting in the backyard - it was a complete mess! This year, I've decided to try…

Flower Seedlings in the Hoophouse – Ready for Winter – Cut Flower Farm

  Luckily, I was finally able to finish planting the hardy annual cut flower seedlings into the hoophouse. Though most of these flowers are annuals, I did include some biennial flowers under cover, as well. Here's hoping for a beautiful spring and summer.

Growing Snapdragons from Seed – Cut Flower Farm

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Growing Love in a Mist Nigella Flowers – Cut Flower Garden

CHECK OUT OUR SOAP SUBSCRIPTION AND 50% OFF SALE! CLICK HERE! I'll be the first to admit that love-in-a-mist has never been one of my "must have" flowers. Having never grown it before, I didn't really know what to expect the first time I grew it. I mean, I knew that it was weird and…

Growing Feverfew Flowers from Seed – Cut Flower Farm

Since first growing feverfew, it has quickly become one of my absolute favorite flowers. Not only are they insanely easy to grow, but their cold tolerance makes them a sure winner for the cut flower farm (and home flower garden). Though feverfew is often grown as an annual, many actually consider it to be a…

Planting Hardy Annual Flowers from Seed into the Hoop House – Progress – Cut Flower Farm

I feel like I've been saying it for months now, but I'm so far behind. In a perfect world, the hoophouse would have been planted and ready for winter back in October. Between the weather and the busy thanksgiving holiday - it just didn't happen. I was finally able to get things situated last weekend.…