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Fruition Garden Journal

video tutorials, tried-and-true tips + our latest learnings to surround you with abundance all season long

7 Essentials of Seed Starting: an Infographic

Feb 08, 2018

7 Essentials of Seed Starting 

Many gardeners want to start seeds more successfully, so my friend Sal and I created this gorgeous infographic for you:

 Where do I get...

...the LED grow light that we use? Here.

...easy to use soil blockers to make gorgeous soil blocks? Here.

...organic potting soil? Here

...a heat mat that will change my life? Here.

And for our Ultimate Seed Starting Collection, head here.

What inspired us to make an infographic for you?

Dreaming of the season ahead, my dear friend Kc inspired me to make a list of the 7 essential things she needed to know to start seeds well...

...then I'm scheming to make supper with my dear friend Sal, whose illustrations are as vivid and whimsical as her gardens and stories. Eureka! Sal and I had SO much fun laughing and learning as we brought to life the 7 Essentials of Seed Starting through visual story.

Welcome to Sal's Garden!

Questions for Sal:

Petra: Whose advice do you always listen to?

Sal:...

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Rise & Shine: Starting Seeds with Ease ebook

Jan 31, 2018

Rise & Shine:

Starting Seeds with Ease ebook

We've been asked for years to demystify seed starting.

Rise & Shine finally shares everything you need to start seeds successfully at home with easy-to-follow instructions and insightful tips for the novice and experienced grower alike. For the cost of a few seed packets, purchase and download Rise & Shine here

"I've grown Fruition's seeds and starts for years but I've never had much success starting seeds indoors. Rise and Shine brought growing plants back into our lives and my children have loved caring for our seedlings right on our dining room table."

-Jessica (age 36), mother of Zoe (9) and Tristan (6)

Everything we've learned from decades of seed starting, distilled into 25 pages:

Table of Contents

The Anatomy of a Seed

The Anatomy of a Seed Packet

Sowing Seeds Directly in Your Garden

If Cucurbits Could Talk

Direct Seeding Chart

5 Considerations for the ‘Think Outside the Row’ Gardener

15 Steps...

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5 Keys to Preventing Tomato Disease (there is no silver bullet, but #1 is close)

Jan 26, 2018

5 Keys to Preventing Tomato Disease

(there is no silver bullet, but #1 is close)

Whether you hope to harvest 10 or 10,000 tomatoes, diseases like Late Blight, Early Blight and Septoria Leaf Spot are affecting your abundance every season here in the Northeast.

Here are the 5 keys to preventing tomato disease:

1. Start with disease-resistant seeds.

Sowing seeds with natural genetic resistance to these diseases is the single greatest thing you can do to increase your success whether you are an organic or conventional grower.

Often flavorful heirlooms have little disease resistance and modern varieties with tons of disease resistance have little remarkable flavor. There are exceptions though, and here are some:

Chiapas

 

A delicious heirloom tomato that shares the classic tomato genus but belongs to a separate species, so it has natural resistance to late blight, early blight and septoria leaf spot. Chiapas is always the first and often the final tomato we harvest each...

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9 Questions for Sourcing Seed (and what to really ask about GMOs)

Jan 19, 2018
 

Here are nine key questions to source the best seeds possible for you, making your garden beautiful and abundant from the start.

At the end is my (inimitable) response to one of our most asked questions:

"Are these seeds GMO-free?"

Most importantly:

Stay curious, ask questions & have fun!

 

May the seeds you sow amplify abundance for all for months and generations to come :)

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13 New Seeds & Dahlias for the New Year

Jan 11, 2018

Happy New Year!

And welcome to Fruition’s new blog!


For years you’ve asked Fruition Seeds thousands of insightful questions and I’m so honored to share everything I’ve learned (and am constantly learning) with you in my new blog, Fruition Garden Journal.


Each week I’ll share seasonal stories, photos, video tutorials, tried-and-true tips and our latest experiments to keep you up-to-date, inspired and surrounded by abundance as the seasons go by.


My hope for Fruition Garden Journal is

-to save you time, money and heartache by sharing my successes as well as mistakes

-help you laugh and learn on your own learning curve

-build a community of passionate, curious growers who know seed is not as small as it seems

-sing songs as often as possible

New Varieties for 2018


Each year we find our new varieties that thrive in short seasons and are so grateful to share them with you.


Here are a few of my favorites:

Painted Lady Sweet Pea

Exquisitely fragrant...

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