In the seed offerings this year, award-winning Petunia Tidal Wave Red Velour is grabbing attention becuase of its glamorous colour and bold growing habit.
The arrival of seed catalogues coincides with the end of pumpkin season. Plant hybridizers now are evolving beautiful “ugly” heirloom pumpkins.
The top of my refrigerator ended up being the only suitable place for starting seeds indoors, because it’s out of the way and close enough to the light.
Seeds seem suspended in time, but they contain living tissues, and have a finite number of years to remain viable. Here’s how to test for seed viability.
Starting perennials from seed is an economical way to add new plants to your garden. This free PDF download explains how to grow perennials from seed.
Judith Adam is trying dwarf basil, a natural complement to tomatoes and also ornamental on the deck. She selected ‘Italian Cameo’ basil.
Sweet alpine strawberries are small intensely flavoured little berries also known as fraises des bois. The attractive perennial plants make good groundcover.
For some shady corners, Judith Adam uses long-blooming scented plants grown from seed. Some of these plants are almost forgotten and not so easy to find.
Judith Adam is picky about the tomatoes she grows. In the hundreds of tomatoes in seed catalogues, it’s not easy to find dwarf tomato seeds.