Growing from seed

Veseys Seed Annual

After 80 years, Veseys still growing

Heather White

Veseys Seeds, based in York, Prince Edward Island, celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2019. The mail order pioneer has clearly taken root in a broad swath beyond its Atlantic Canada origins.

Starting seeds indoors

Judith Adam

Seeds of annual flowers and vegetables are easy to germinate and grow on to seedling stage, either indoors under lights or outdoors directly in the garden. There are basic protocols for soil, light and moisture, with specific requirements applying to individual plant species.

Petunia Tidal Wave Red Velour grabs attention

Michael Fox

Petunia Tidal Wave Red Velour is grabbing attention becuase of its glamorous colour and bold growing habit.

‘Knucklehead’ pumpkins (Photo from

Beautiful pumpkins — warts and all

Judith Adam

The arrival of seed catalogues coincides with the end of pumpkin season. Plant hybridizers now are evolving beautiful "ugly" heirloom pumpkins.

First attempt at starting seeds indoors

Kat Fox

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.

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