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How to start seedlings indoors and grow patches of grass in sponges.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1974 (v.64#4) pg. 44

Tips on starting plants from seeds.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1984 (v.74#4) pg. 47

Tips on growing your flowers and vegetables from seeds.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1980 (v.3#5) pg. 56

Tip tells how to make your own seed tapes.
COUNTRYSIDE May 1978 (v.62#5) pg. 39

Starting your own transplants from seed.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar 1985 (v.69#3) pg. 12

Growing open-pollinated seed corn. A guide to selecting good seed corn, treating the seed after gathering and testing for germination. Also covers establishing a breeding plat, detasseling and creating an increase field.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1986 (v.70#5) pg. 47

Managing the homestead greenhouse. Includes information on starting seeds in cell-packs.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.73#1) pg. 12

How to plant pre-sprouted seeds in cold soil to get a jump on the growing season.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1990 (v.74#3) pg. 27

How to start seeds successfully in hot weather.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1991 (v.75#5) pg. 10

Using a lighted plant cabinet as a place to start seedlings in a controlled environment.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.81#2) pg. 27

Seed planter made from funnel and piece of conduit is able to be used from a standing position.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1998 (v.82#2) pg. 36

Packaging tiny seedlings in plastic bottle tops decorated with tiny flowers, with a number of them nested in a decorative box, makes an attractive way to give a living gift.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1976 (v.7#2) pg. 32

Growing plants from seeds is easy.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Feb 1996 (v.27#1) pg. 8

How to start your garden indoors from seeds. Some tips.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 24 1981 (v.94#3) pg. 86

Seedling tray made of pine and lattice.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 3 1981 (v.94#15) pg. 95, 143

Starting with seeds. Detailed description of methods and equipment for starting seeds indoors. Includes a sketch of an A-frame light stand, 60" wide by 72" high, that supports three 48" fluorescent shop lights above two shelves.
FINE GARDENING #5 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 20
Added Info FINE GARDENING #7 May-Jun 1989 pg. 4

Planting an historical seed garden. A look at Shaker vegetable seed production and the description of planting a demonstration seed garden at Genesee Country Museum in Mumford, New York. Includes descriptions of 19th century techniques for isolating varieties and harvesting.
FINE GARDENING #5 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 44

Tip: Use a flat pane of glass when sowing small seeds so that they can be more easily controlled, resulting in less waste through thinning.
FINE GARDENING #8 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 6

Tip: Mark seed depth on the garden stake that contains plant name and planting date.
FINE GARDENING #8 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 6

Tips on germinating plants from seeds by using moistened paper towels and plastic bags instead of seed trays.
FINE GARDENING #12 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 8

Breaking dormancy. How to find out what conditions are required to get a seed to germinate.
FINE GARDENING #12 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 51

Tip describes easy cold treatment for seeds.
FINE GARDENING #17 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 8

Tip describes two containers for seed starting. One is for small seeds, the other for those that produce a deep taproot.
FINE GARDENING #17 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 8

Tip shows how to make a plywood tray to support lightweight cups used for seed-starting.
FINE GARDENING #23 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 8

Tip describes how to freeze hard-shelled seeds as a germination technique.
FINE GARDENING #25 May-Jun 1992 pg. 10

Seed-starting gear. How to choose the right equipment for your needs.
FINE GARDENING #29 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 50

Tip suggests using a rolling television stand to hold and transport flats of seedlings.
FINE GARDENING #31 May-Jun 1993 pg. 10

General guidelines for identifying the kinds of seeds that need cold treatment in order to germinate.
FINE GARDENING #33 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 18

Four recycled containers for seed-starting.
FINE GARDENING #36 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 10

Starting from scratch. How to turn packets of seed into a successful flower garden. Methods of seed germination and transplanting starts described for annuals, biennials and perennials.
FINE GARDENING #47 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 59

Tip tells how to make a seed template for plug trays.
FINE GARDENING #53 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 10

Plastic sweater box suggested as a mini-greenhouse for germinating seeds.
FINE GARDENING #53 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 10

Evergreen branches recommended as shelter for fine seeds planted at soil's surface.
FINE GARDENING #53 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 12

A plant collecting paradise that starts with seeds. Tips on where to find new plants. Includes an unconventional seed-starting strategy.
FINE GARDENING #53 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 60

Tip describes how to start seeds on squares of wet cloth in a large sealed container.
FINE GARDENING #55 May-Jun 1997 pg. 10

Tip describes how vinyl-coated wire shelves double as seasonal seedling-flat holders.
FINE GARDENING #55 May-Jun 1997 pg. 10

Tricks to speed seed germination. Includes list of seeds with special needs. Advice on raising seedlings in pots.
FINE GARDENING #60 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 45
Added Info FINE GARDENING #63 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 8

How to make a seedbed for sowing seeds directly in the garden.
FINE GARDENING #60 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 50

Grated-cheese dispenser suggested as a seed shaker.
FINE GARDENING #67 May-Jun 1999 pg. 8

Odd pods and sensational seed heads. A guide to plants with seeds of interest, both in the garden and when harvested for dried arrangements.
FINE GARDENING #70 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 60

Tip: Cover beds of slow-sprouting seeds with burlap to aid sprouting and moisture retention.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr 1979 (v.23#4) pg. 55

Tip: How to prepare a tin can for starting plants that will let you remove the plant easily for transplanting.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1980 (v.24#6) pg. 35

Start seeds the easy way, under fluorescent lights.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1980-Jan 1981 (v.25#1) pg. 10

How to make transplant or seed flats out of paper milk cartons.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1980-Jan 1981 (v.25#1) pg. 84

How to improve your "luck" starting vegetables from seed.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1981-Jan 1982 (v.26#1) pg. 57

How to get seeds started indoors.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1983 (v.27#2) pg. 36

Tips on making seed-starting trays from household discards.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1983 (v.27#3) pg. 12

Transplant seedlings and get an early start, save garden space and protect your plants. Explanation of types of containers, how to transplant and a list of plants that are easy to transplant.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1985 (v.29#3) pg. 32

How to control damping-off problems with seedlings.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1986 (v.30#2) pg. 86

Chart shows seeds to start early (8 to 10 weeks ahead of outdoor transplant date) and those to start later (5 to 8 weeks ahead of transplant).
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1986 (v.30#2) pg. 87

Seed starting. Seven stumbling blocks and how to avoid them.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1987 (v.31#2) pg. 52

Tip: Place seed flats on top of a fluorescent light fixture until the seeds germinate.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1988 (v.32#2) pg. 8

Tips on planting seeds and thinning out surplus seedlings.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1989 (v.33#3) pg. 16

Tips on sowing seeds and setting transplants.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1990 (v.34#3) pg. 10

Strategies for starting seeds that need light to germinate.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1992 (v.36#1) pg. 20

Watching seeds grow. How to make a hydroponic seed germinator from a 2-liter plastic bottle.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1993 (v.37#2) pg. 14

Cress creatures. How to use terra cotta animal shapes for sprouting cress or chia seeds. Offers advice on using this as a project for a school or scout group. Includes advice on making and firing animal shapes from terra cotta clay.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1994 (v.38#1) pg. 26

Indoor seed starting for beginners.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1996 (v.40#1) pg. 22

Starting plants from seeds. Step-by-step instructions for sprouting, transplanting, making potting mix, etc.
GARDEN GATE #1 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 14

Tip describes a way to water seedlings from the bottom up using a seed-starting tray.
GARDEN GATE #6 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 4

How to make seed tapes.
GARDEN GATE #7 Feb 1996 pg. 4

Advice on how to conduct a germination test to see if seeds stored for a long time are still viable.
GARDEN GATE #8 Apr 1996 pg. 38

Tip describes how to use a cheese shaker to mix and sow seeds for a meadow-type garden.
GARDEN GATE #9 Jun 1996 pg. 5

Tip describes starting seeds in plastic-topped bakery containers.
GARDEN GATE #12 Dec 1996 pg. 6

Tip shows how to use plastic containers and plastic wrap to make mini greenhouses for starting seeds.
GARDEN GATE #13 Feb 1997 pg. 4

Tips for protecting new seedlings in the garden.
GARDEN GATE #13 Feb 1997 pg. 5

A simple germination test to tell if saved seeds will sprout reliably.
GARDEN GATE #14 Apr 1997 pg. 5

Tips on how soil temperature encourages seed germination.
GARDEN GATE #14 Apr 1997 pg. 38

Tip shows how to use an old aquarium for indoor seed starting.
GARDEN GATE #18 Dec 1997 pg. 6

Tip shows how to make a seed planter from PVC pipe and a soda bottle.
GARDEN GATE #19 Feb 1998 pg. 5

How to make pots out of newspaper for starting seeds.
GARDEN GATE #23 Oct 1998 pg. 39

Starting seeds indoors. Advice on containers, planting medium, warmth, water and special techniques.
GARDEN GATE #25 Feb 1999 pg. 32

How to make seed tapes.
GARDEN GATE #30 Dec 1999 pg. 6

Tips on sprouting seeds from grocery-store fruit.
GARDEN GATE #30 Dec 1999 pg. 38

A guide to seed sources. Names, addresses, and a bit of history about 48 seed companies in the U.S. and Canada.
HARROWSMITH #17 Feb 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 34

Tips on seeds that are suitable varieties for growing in Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.
HARROWSMITH #18 Mar 1979 (v.3#6) pg. 53

A look at the not-so-simple art of starting seeds indoors.
HARROWSMITH #18 Mar 1979 (v.3#6) pg. 81

Annual guide to mail-order seed sources.
HARROWSMITH #25 Jan 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 35

A look at rack/pack seeds and whether a buyer is getting his money's worth.
HARROWSMITH #26 Mar 1980 (v.4#6) pg. 51

Techniques for germinating and sowing annual and perennial flower seeds. Includes a list of germination requirements for common flower seeds.
HARROWSMITH #66 Mar-Apr 1986 (v.10#6) pg. 70

In-house horticulture. Advice on the process of successfully starting plants from seed.
HARROWSMITH #100 Nov-Dec 1991 (v.16#4) pg. 91

Tip: Make a miniature "greenhouse" for starting seeds from a styrofoam egg carton and plastic wrap.
HERB COMPANION Oct-Nov 1989 (v.2#1) pg. 45

Sprouting seeds, the secret of germination.
HERB COMPANION Dec 1997-Jan 1998 (v.10#2) pg. 38

Tip: How to determine if old seeds will still germinate enough to bother planting.
HOME MECHANIX #698 Jun 1986 (v.82) pg. 33

Tips on propagating seeds.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 12

Starting seeds indoors. Some tips.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.13#2) pg. 8

Make a styrofoam rooting box.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 10

How to start annual flower and vegetable plants indoors from seeds.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 36

Coffee-can seed starter.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 9

Tip: Use an old paint brush to cover seeds with dirt. This will keep you from planting them too deeply.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1982 (v.7#4) pg. 22

A place to germanate. An overview of what is available in versatile containers to get your seedlings off to a strong start. Looks at commercial, homemade, and recycled containers.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1995 (v.73#2) pg. 28
Added Info HORTICULTURE May 1995 (v.73#5) pg. 10

Simple, low-cost way of watering seedlings uses a homemade version of a capillary mat.
HORTICULTURE Jun-Jul 1995 (v.73#6) pg. 15

Step-by-step guide to starting seeds that need cold.
HORTICULTURE Nov-Dec 1998 (v.95#9) pg. 30

An explanation of seed leaves and their function.
KITCHEN GARDEN #1 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 20

Tip for keeping seedbed surface moist for most of the day.
KITCHEN GARDEN #2 Apr-May 1996 pg. 8

A no-hassle way to water seedling trays.
KITCHEN GARDEN #2 Apr-May 1996 pg. 10

Tip describes using a medicine dropper to move tiny seeds.
KITCHEN GARDEN #6 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 8

Tip on using a seed starting calendar.
KITCHEN GARDEN #6 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 8

Tip suggests using chamomile tea on seeds and seedlings to prevent damping-off.
KITCHEN GARDEN #7 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 8

Ways to supply bottom heat to speed up seed germination and root development.
KITCHEN GARDEN #7 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 16

Value of a sterile, soilless mixture for starting seeds noted.
KITCHEN GARDEN #8 Apr-May 1997 pg. 15

Seed starting strategies. The basics for producing healthy seedlings.
KITCHEN GARDEN #13 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 60

Coffee filters recommended as liners for seedling containers.
KITCHEN GARDEN #18 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 18

Tip describes a triple-deck pre-sprouter for vegetable seeds.
KITCHEN GARDENER #23 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 7

Garden tips include (1) Build a humidifying tray for plants which like high humidity. (2) Miniature greenhouses from plastic jugs. (3) A seed tray and humidifier top to start plants from seeds.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #670 Mar 1984 (v.80) pg. 68

Uses for dry corncobs. Includes clothes brush, pot & grill scrubber, seed-starter pots, lawn darts, tool handle, and tobacco pipe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #79 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 10

Abels' seed starting system. Includes information on soil mixtures, sowing flats, growing seedlings, damping-off and transplanting.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #92 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 48

Seed-starting secrets. How to control the factors influencing a seed's germination and development into a plant. Includes instructions for starting various vegetables from seed.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #98 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 56

Tip: Use food-warming trays to speed up the sprouting of seeds.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #110 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 16

Cradle your crops. Ways to nurture spring seedlings. Eight seed starting systems are compared.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #110 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 64
Added Info MOTHER EARTH NEWS #112 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 12

Make a self-watering seed starter from plastic food tubs and cotton cord.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #152 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 54

Cantilevered seed starter. A four-tiered shelf unit designed to be mounted into a standard window frame.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 53

An indoor seed starter is made of pine and plywood with clear acrylic doors. Includes a fluorescent grow light. Est. cost: $100.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 87

How to use an oven to germinate seed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1977 (v.24#1) pg. 89

A homemade system for good seed sprouting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1978 (v.25#1) pg. 65

How to germinate seeds in styrofoam egg cartons with self-watering wicks.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1978 (v.25#1) pg. 67

How to germinate problem seeds in plastic bags.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1978 (v.25#2) pg. 118

How to sprout seeds indoors.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1979 (v.26#1) pg. 32

How to raise seedlings in flats for succession planting all through the growning season.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1979 (v.26#2) pg. 44

How to plant sprouted seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1979 (v.26#3) pg. 38

Tips on properly preparing a seedbed.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1979 (v.26#5) pg. 38

Tip: How to use an electric blanket or heating pad to start seedlings indoors when the thermostat is set low.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1979 (v.26#6) pg. 22

Tip: How to plant small seeds under clear polyethylene so they stay moist and the soil doesn't crust.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1979 (v.26#6) pg. 23

Tip: How to germinate seeds for cool weather crops during the heat of the summer.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1979 (v.26#6) pg. 23

Tips on "hardening off" seedlings that have been started indoors.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1980 (v.27#2) pg. 22

How to use a soil thermometer to tell you when to plant. Includes a chart of soil temperature conditions for 27 vegetable seeds to germinate.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1980 (v.27#3) pg. 72

How to start seedlings under indoor grow lamps.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1980 (v.27#11) pg. 82

Make garden flats for starting seeds from scrap wood.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1981 (v.28#2) pg. 161

Tip: Control temperature when starting seeds in flats by placing the flat on an electric plate warmer.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1981 (v.28#3) pg. 25

Start right with seedlings. Focus your efforts on developing a healthy root system.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1981 (v.28#3) pg. 32

Tip: Safest way to harden off seedlings.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1981 (v.28#4) pg. 12

Tip: Cover new rows of onions, carrots, radishes, etc. with a board to increase heat and retain moisture until the seeds take root.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1981 (v.28#4) pg. 16

Planting small seeds fast. Three techniques that assure good germination and a minimum of thinning.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1981 (v.28#5) pg. 100

Tip: How to run a germination test on old seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1982 (v.29#1) pg. 14

Tip: Use a mixture of gelatin and water to evenly plant small seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1982 (v.29#2) pg. 24

Getting seeds off to a good start. A comparison of peat pots, pellets, clay pots, plastic pots and other containers to start seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1982 (v.29#2) pg. 94

Tip: Warm seed flats by setting on top of your TV set.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1982 (v.29#3) pg. 18

Tip: Use empty shaker-top spice jars to plant seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1982 (v.29#3) pg. 19

Tip: Make your own seed tape from paper napkins and wheat paste.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1982 (v.29#3) pg. 19

Tips for planting seeds in the hot, dry soil of fall so that they will germinate quickly and be harvestable before the frost.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1982 (v.29#7) pg. 56

Tip: Use citrus fruit skins as pots for seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1982 (v.29#11) pg. 18

Tip: Add sugar when planting tiny seeds in order to see what you are doing.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1983 (v.30#4) pg. 18

Tip: Make miniature greenhouses for seeds from plastic jugs and plastic bags.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1983 (v.30#4) pg. 22

How to harden-off plants prior to transplanting.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1983 (v.30#5) pg. 53

Tips on planting seedlings during the hot summer.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1983 (v.30#8) pg. 48

How to interpret and adjust "seed maturity" information.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1985 (v.32#1) pg. 62

Seed-starting secrets. How to raise vegetables from seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1985 (v.32#2) pg. 52
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING May 1985 (v.32#5) pg. 6

Tip: Use a Thermos bottle to keep seeds soaking in warm water.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1985 (v.32#11) pg. 20

Custom seed-starting. Tips from veteran gardeners cover container choices, soil mixes, sprouting and growing setups and germination boxes. Includes diagram of a sturdy light stand to build that can be dismantled for storage.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1986 (v.33#2) pg. 56

Practical pre-sprouting for the home gardener using a shallow dish, green nylon scrub pads and colored felt.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1986 (v.33#3) pg. 30

Crop placement and timing in a greenhouse. All four seasons are discussed. Includes seedling schedule and information on how to figure seed-starting dates.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1986 (v.33#9) pg. 61

Homemade seed tape allows for pre-germination of seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1986 (v.33#12) pg. 15

A guide to selecting an electric bottom-heat device for starting seeds indoors.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1987 (v.34#1) pg. 68

Nine steps to perfect seedlings. Tips for proper timing, soil preparation and presprouting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1988 (v.35#2) pg. 26

Tip: Germinate seeds in shallow pans using heat from the pilot light of a gas oven.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1989 (v.36#1) pg. 88

Tip: Speed up seed planting by using a dibble plate (made from plywood and nails) that punches holes in the soil in a seed-starting flat.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1989 (v.36#1) pg. 91

Tip: Make seedling pots from newspaper and wheat wallpaper paste.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1989 (v.36#2) pg. 83

Tip: Newspapers used when sowing seeds can prevent soil crusting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1989 (v.36#4) pg. 89

Tip on "nicking" a seed using nail clippers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1990 (v.37#1) pg. 71

Tip on sowing small seeds using the "heart line" in the palm of your hand.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1990 (v.37#3) pg. 92

Preparing seedbeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1990 (v.37#6) pg. 70

Easy gel seeding technique provides an alternative between using transplants and direct seeding.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.37#7) pg. 12

An explanation of why seedlings grow spindly and steps to take to promote more normal growth.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1991 (v.38#1) pg. 26

Tip tells how to make reusable seed starters from sections of PVC pipe.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1991 (v.38#1) pg. 78

How to make seed tapes.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1991 (v.38#1) pg. 79

Tip shows how to make a foil-covered growing box for starting seeds so that seedlings will grow stocky.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1991 (v.38#2) pg. 81

Tip tells how to turn old plastic ice cube trays into transplant packs.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1991 (v.38#2) pg. 85

How to use a cold frame to harden-off seedlings.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1991 (v.38#5) pg. 22

Sturdy wooden rack supports two standard-size plastic seed-starting tray.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1991 (v.38#9) pg. 72

How to start seeds indoors under grow lights.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1992 (v.39#1) pg. 64

How to presprout seeds before planting them.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1992 (v.39#1) pg. 74

Tip describes a simple method for planting tiny seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1992 (v.39#3) pg. 106

Thirteen steps to super seed starting. Includes two recipes for seed-starting mixes. Lists 12 vegetables and 12 flowers that are easy to raise from seed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1993 (v.40#2) pg. 48

How to read a seed catalog. An explanation of variety names, open-pollinated vs. hybrid varieties, days to maturity, disease resistance, hardiness, award winners, and packet size.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1994 (v.41#1) pg. 52

Twenty old-time garden tips from 19th and early 20th century books.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1994 (v.41#1) pg. 57

How to make biodegradable seedling pots from newspaper.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1994 (v.41#1) pg. 78

Tip on making biodegradable seedling pots from rolled newspaper.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1995 (v.42#1) pg. 79

Surefire springtime seed starting schedule and tips.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1995 (v.42#2) pg. 62

Simplified seed-starting method for growing your own transplants.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1995 (v.42#2) pg. 64

Paper cups double as seed starters and cutworm collars.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1995 (v.42#2) pg. 71

Tip suggests using bakery and deli containers with plastic "domes" as mini-greenhouses for seed starting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1996 (v.43#1) pg. 69

How to make seed sprouting pots from old newspaper.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1996 (v.43#1) pg. 72

Tip describes how to use paper toweling to help sew seeds evenly and hold seeds in place while rooting.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1996 (v.43#2) pg. 72

Advice on how to improve the performance of paper potting cups.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1996 (v.43#2) pg. 72

Garden uses for fine-mesh nylon paint strainers noted.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1996 (v.43#8) pg. 67

Seed starting made super easy. A description of peat pots, humulus pots, soil block makers, capillary mats, heating mats and cables.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1997 (v.44#1) pg. 60

How to use a paintbrush to plant tiny seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1997 (v.44#1) pg. 64

A technique for seed-starting that eliminates problems of drying out, overwatering and damping off.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1997 (v.44#1) pg. 67

Tip suggests covering a prepared seedbed with light colored sand so dark seeds, sowed too closely together, can be relocated with tweezers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1997 (v.44#2) pg. 70

Jump start your garden. Get faster germination and earlier harvest by presprouting seeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1997 (v.44#4) pg. 52

Tip tells how to make seed tapes from flour-and-water clay.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1998 (v.45#1) pg. 64

How to read a seed packet.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1998 (v.45#2) pg. 33

Tip suggests germinating seeds using a gas oven with a pilot light.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1998 (v.45#2) pg. 68

Small space seed starting tip.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1998 (v.45#2) pg. 68

Tip on making seed tape from toilet paper.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan-Feb 1999 (v.46#1) pg. 71

How to plant seed outdoors.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1999 (v.46#3) pg. 16

Seedling planter made from a tin can.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Dec 1963 (v.34#12) pg. 111

An exploration of geotropism. Growing seedlings at less than 1g. Describes how to build a tumbling and spinning device using a bicycle wheel that allows observations on the thresholds at which plants first respond to gravity and see how seeds would grow on Mars.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Feb 1996 (v.274#2) pg. 122

Tip on how to build a flat for seedlings with dividers and one side that are removable.
SUNSET Jan 1977 (v.158#1) pg. 93

How to start seeds in containers.
SUNSET Mar 1980 (v.164#3) pg. 206

Make a seed starter from an old clay brick topped with potting mix and set in a water-filled pan.
SUNSET Feb 1981 (v.166#2) pg. 210

Tip: How to sow small seeds easily by mixing them with unflavored gelatin and squeezing them out of a plastic bottle.
SUNSET Sep 1981 (v.167#3) pg. 166

A summer of color from seeds. Three Sunset garden contest winners tell how they raise colorful flowers from seeds.
SUNSET Mar 1982 (v.168#3) pg. 92

Transplanter box. An extra-deep seed flat with a removable bottom, is used to start seeds that normally don't transplant well (melons, spinach, carrots, and root crops).
SUNSET Mar 1983 (v.170#3) pg. 238

How to start seeds indoors for summer flowers and vegetables.
SUNSET Jan 1986 (v.176#1) pg. 78

Tip: Three tricks to speed seed sowing.
SUNSET Mar 1987 (v.178#3) pg. 192

Seed-starting system for January. Some tips.
SUNSET Jan 1988 (v.180#1) pg. 130

Tips for getting seeds to germinate in midsummer.
SUNSET Jul 1989 (v.183#1) pg. 152

Tips on homemade seed-starting tools: a soil leveler, seed-starting flat and a plastic template for even spacing of the seeds.
SUNSET Oct 1989 (v.183#4) pg. 190

How to read and interpret a seed packet.
SUNSET Mar 1990 (v.184#3) pg. 182

Starting seeds from scratch. Reliable step-by-step instructions.
SUNSET Mar 1993 (v.190#3) pg. 82

Tips on sowing vegetable seeds indoors.
WORKBASKET Mar 1979 (v.44#6) pg. 37

How to start garden plants indoors from seeds.
WORKBASKET Feb 1985 (v.50#4) pg. 62

Tips on starting plants from seed indoors in the spring for late spring transplanting outdoors.
WORKBASKET Feb 1988 (v.53#4) pg. 53