April 23, 2021

Greenhouse Update & Growing From Seed Tips

One of the main reasons we wanted to buy land was to grow a big garden. I have always dreamed of growing my own food and being able to can and freeze food for storage. Less grocery trips and less grocery bills, that is a win for me. Also knowing that my food is grown organically with no harmful pesticides right here at home means a lot to my family and our health.

Going to nurseries to purchase already grown vegetable plants can become costly really fast and end up costing you more vice less. This is why many people who homestead grow from seed. We spent about $60 on seeds this year and we have leftovers after planting a TON of veggies that will supply us for an entire year.

This year we purchased our seeds from:

  1. Bakers Creek Heirloom Seeds
  2. True Leaf Market
  3. Etsy
  4. Floret Flower

Seeds can sell out fast (especially with the pandemic this year seed sales skyrocketed) so you want to make sure you purchase your seeds early and to be signed up to receive updates from seed companies so you know when they will launch seeds.

We learned a lot about starting seeds and I am going to share with you my best tips. This won’t be a how to guide on how to grow from seed as there are plenty of resources for that but this is just mainly a guide to share what worked for us, what we would do better, and an update on how everything is growing!

Hope these tips help you and I hope these pictures show you how much you can grow inside a small greenhouse! This greenhouse is one that my husband made right on a random porch we have in our house that was not being used!

Here in the farmhouse we are growing Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bell Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cucumber, Onion, Kale, Celery, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Pumpkins, Zucchini, Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Herbs!

For Flowers I am growing Stock Avalanche, Black Eyed Susan’s, Chinese Forget Me Nots, China Aster, Dahlias, Snap Dragons, Sunflowers, and Milk Weed!

I would love to hear what you are growing this year! Remember you do not need acreage to grow something! Many people used raised beds in their backyard and they get creative with community gardens! Comment below what you have growing!

One response to “Greenhouse Update & Growing From Seed Tips”

  1. 5 stars
    טיפול בבעיות אין אונות פ”ת נערות ליווי

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