Seed Starting Guide

By Staff

Nurturing herbs from seeds offers many benefits to the herb gardener: You get a head start in the garden; you can minimize the chance of introducing soil-borne diseases to your garden; you’ll save money; and you may even have fun along the way!

A Seed Starting Guide for Herbs and More


Plant an Herb Garden From Seed

Think of the future: Try this carefree garden for a riotous self-seeding bed, year after year.

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Seed Starting Dos and Don’ts 

Here are universal rules for successful seed starting. Then discover our favorite seed catalogs.

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Start Your Seeds Indoors 

Grow your favorite herbs without problem, and get your herb-growing questions answered.

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More Year-Round Gardening Tips

+ Seed Storage Guide
Wind down the gardening season with these seed care and storage tips to enjoy an organized (and fruitful) spring planting season.

+ Greenhouse Herbs for Year-Round Gardening
In the depths of the dark side of the year, it seems as if nothing will ever grow again. Start a greenhouse for early seed starting.

+ Which Herb Are You Most Excited About Growing This Year?
Our readers answer this question. Join in on the conversation!

+ Growing Basil From Seeds
Fill your garden with intriguing basil varieties by successfully starting them from seed.

+Enter Our Garden Giveaways
Comment on our Garden Giveaway blogs for your chance to win seed packets of your own.

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