Category Archives: seed starting

Old Seeds? Test for Germination First

These cosmos seeds were packed for 2011, so I want to test them. I’ll fold up the moist paper towel and slip this into the plastic bag. The whole thing goes on top of my refrigerator to encourage germination. The … Continue reading

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Marigolds Keep Aphids Away

For more information, read the article Controlling Aphids. Recently, I was growing some basil in our testing lab. When I came in after the weekend, I noticed that the plants in several of our containers were infested with aphids, but … Continue reading

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