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9 ideas how to make seed starters at home

9 ideas how to make seed starters at home

OMC-Seeds 14/12/2017 0
Most garden centers sell all sorts of little pots, containers and kits that you can use to start seeds. Those work fine, but if you would like to star...
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Seedling Care Tips: Caring For Seedlings After Germination

Seedling Care Tips: Caring For Seedlings After Germination

OMC-Seeds 24/03/2017 0
It’s that time of year when self-starting gardeners have sown their seeds indoors and are contemplating the next steps. Those tiny little sprouts hav...
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The Fastest Growing Trees for Impatient Gardeners

The Fastest Growing Trees for Impatient Gardeners

OMC-Seeds 17/03/2017 0
Tree plays a very important role – it helps to moderate climate, improve air quality, conserve water, and shelter wildlife, etc. But also they protec...
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Fast growing plants for privacy hedges

Fast growing plants for privacy hedges

OMC-Seeds 03/03/2017 0
Sometimes you have to plant a privacy screen fast. Whether you have just built a fence that the neighbours think is unsightly or your neighbour has ...
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Why Are My Seedlings Leggy? How To Prevent It

Why Are My Seedlings Leggy? How To Prevent It

OMC-Seeds 19/02/2017 0
Seed starting  is an exciting time for many gardeners. It seems almost magical to place a tiny seed into some soil and watch a small seedling emerge ...
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Seed Coat Stuck. Tips For Removing

Seed Coat Stuck. Tips For Removing

OMC-Seeds 10/02/2017 0
It happens to the best of gardeners. You plant your seeds and a few come up looking a little different. Instead of the cotyledon (the embryonic part ...
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How to Test Soil pH With pH Paper

How to Test Soil pH With pH Paper

OMC-Seeds 09/09/2016 0
Testing the pH of garden soil should be done every 2 or 3 years to maintain optimum soil conditions for growing vegetables and flowers. Even nutrient...
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How much water does a seed need to germinate?

How much water does a seed need to germinate?

OMC-Seeds 09/09/2016 0
Seeds need evenly moist soil to germinate. In soggy soils, the seeds become waterlogged and can't receive oxygen. They eventually rot and die. In dry...
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How to germinate seeds fast?

How to germinate seeds fast?

OMC-Seeds 30/06/2016 0
A gardener wanting to get a few days head start on their planting can germinate the seeds in the house and then plant only the ones that sprout. This...
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Yellow Seedling Leaves – Why Are My Seedlings Turning Yellow

Yellow Seedling Leaves – Why Are My Seedlings Turning Yellow

OMC-Seeds 25/05/2016 0
Have you started seedlings indoors that began healthy and green, but all of a sudden your seedling leaves turned yellow when you weren’t looking? It’...
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How does a seed germinate?

How does a seed germinate?

OMC-Seeds 14/04/2016 0
Plants that grow from seed pack little miniatures of themselves and a collection of chemicals into these casings. Flowering plants and fruits grow s...
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Fungus Control When Seed Starting

Fungus Control When Seed Starting

OMC-Seeds 07/04/2016 0
Hours of careful planning are followed by still more hours of planting and tending seed trays, all to fill your garden with beautiful plants, but fun...
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Tips For Attracting Bees: Plants That Attract Bees

Tips For Attracting Bees: Plants That Attract Bees

OMC-Seeds 04/04/2016 0
When it comes to your flowers, you should know that honeybee pollination is so important. You will definitely want to plant flowers or other flowerin...
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Why to Soak seeds and How?

Why to Soak seeds and How?

OMC-Seeds 28/03/2016 0
Soaking seeds before planting is an old-time gardener’s trick that many new gardeners are not aware of. When you soak seeds before planting, you can ...
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How to pre-treat seed? Stratification

How to pre-treat seed? Stratification

OMC-Seeds 22/03/2016 0
PRE-TREATMENT REQUIRED. What does it mean? Seed Stratification: Seed stratification is a time for moist seeds to sit preparing to germinate. Many see...
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Seed Starting Times: When To Start Seeds For Your Garden

Seed Starting Times: When To Start Seeds For Your Garden

OMC-Seeds 15/03/2016 0
Spring has sprung — or nearly — and it’s time to start your garden. But when to start seeds? The answer depends upon your zone. Zones are determined ...
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Using Vermiculite Growing Medium

Using Vermiculite Growing Medium

OMC-Seeds 10/03/2016 0
We all know that plants require soil aeration, nutrition and water to thrive. If you find that your garden soil is lacking in any or all of these are...
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Cheap Seed Starting – How To Germinate Seeds At Home

Cheap Seed Starting – How To Germinate Seeds At Home

OMC-Seeds 05/03/2016 1
Many people will tell you that one of the most expensive parts of gardening is buying the plants. The best way to avoid this problem is to simply gro...
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Plant hardiness Zones

Plant hardiness Zones

OMC-Seeds 03/03/2016 0
What are Zone Maps? Gardeners need a way to compare their garden climates with  the climate where a plant is known to grow well. That's why climate z...
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Reducing Soil Erosion: Using Plants For Erosion Control

Reducing Soil Erosion: Using Plants For Erosion Control

OMC-Seeds 29/02/2016 1
See all the seeds of plants suitable for erosion control in one category   Urban building, natural forces and heavy traffic can wreak havoc on the...
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