Get Ready for Winter Gardening! Tips and Tricks You Need to Know to Succeed!
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by Happy Valley Seeds
4M ago
As the weather starts to cool down, don't let that stop you from growing your own vegetables and herbs! Autumn is an ideal time of year for sowing seeds which thrive in cooler temperatures - giving you a delectable harvest throughout winter and spring. With these delicious home-grown ingredients at hand, there's nothing stopping you from creating tantalizing dishes in no time! There are a few tips that you need to keep in mind with winter gardening - so let us explore them together with Happy Valley Seeds!  Exploring 4 Winter Gardening Possibilities to Keep Your Garden Thrive! Following t ..read more
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Grow Celery in Your Garden for a Unique & Healthy Experience
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by Happy Valley Seeds
4M ago
Celery is a traditional kitchen vegetable, yet often overlooked when it comes to home gardening. What is causing this? It turns out celery has special growing requirements, needing an extended period of cooler weather, compelling gardeners to start their seeds indoors. However, with some effort and dedication, there is no reason why you should not include celery in your upcoming seasonal planting plans!  Types of Celery:  The best way to achieve delectable celery is by trenching, which requires mounding soil against the stems as they grow. This process works similarly to growing aspa ..read more
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Grow Kale and Enjoy this Nutritious Green Smoothie for the Perfect Balance of Taste & Health!
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by Happy Valley Seeds
4M ago
Kale is a superb garden addition with its remarkable nutritional worth - only one cup fulfils over 100% of the daily requirements for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and Vitamin C! It is also packed with essential minerals, including Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium Potassium as well as Vitamins B1 to B6. With abundant nutrients in every leaf, it is no surprise that kale has earned itself the title "superfood." Not only is kale delicious and nutritious, but it is also easy to grow! Enjoy this versatile veggie raw or cooked in soups, stews, salads, chips, and even smoothies (see recipe below)! Plan ..read more
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21 Reasons Why Your Seeds Didn’t Germinate – And How To Fix It
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by Happy Valley Seeds
4M ago
So you've decided to start a garden. You've done your research, ordered the best soil, ordered seeds, packets arrived, planted them directly or kept them at the north-facing window. But wait, nothing's happening. They aren't germinating, and you don't know why didn't your seeds germinate. Don't worry; you're not alone! Every spring, experienced and inexperienced gardeners face the issue of seed germination. We've discovered a lot of similarities in why our customers have been having difficulties with seed germination over the years. The primary challenges inhibiting seed germination are soil s ..read more
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Damping Off: What Is It and How to Prevent It?
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by Happy Valley Seeds
4M ago
Seedling of almost all fruit, vegetable, field and ornamental crops can get affected by damping off diseases. It is caused by a fungus or mould that thrives in cool, wet conditions. Damping off can kill young seedlings, causing them to rot at the roots or crown. You can do a few things to prevent damping off and protect your plants. In this blog post, we will discuss what damping off is, how to identify it, and how to prevent it from affecting your plants! What is damping off, and what are the symptoms of this disease in plants? When healthy seedlings turn up dead the next day, it is most lik ..read more
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What Makes a Good Seed Starting Mix? Tips from a Master Gardener
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by Happy Valley Seeds
4M ago
You've probably heard it: "Just use a good seed starting mix." But what exactly is a good seed starting mix, and can you make it yourself? Yes! The answer is yes. And here's why... Why should you make your own seed raising mix? Making your own seed starting mix is not only economical, but it can also be more fun and lead to better results. It's economical. Using a purchased germination mix for every seed you sow will add up quickly in cost. You can tailor it to your needs. If you need a little extra something added to the mix, go ahead and add it! You can tailor it to your climate. If you li ..read more
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How to Grow Eggplant from Seeds: The Ultimate Guide
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by Happy Valley Seeds
4M ago
If you love eggplants, there's nothing more rewarding than growing your own from seed. Not only will you have a greater variety of eggplants to choose from, but you'll also be able to enjoy them fresh from the garden. Solanum melongena, more commonly known as eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, is a Solanaceae species, including tomatoes. The plant is native to South Asia and grown in tropical and temperate climates worldwide. Eggplants are prized for their fleshy fruits, which can be used in various dishes. Here's what you need to know about how to grow eggplant from seeds: Why grow eggplant from s ..read more
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The benefits of using a seedling heat mat
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by Happy Valley Seeds
4M ago
Most gardeners know that seeds need warmth and humidity to germinate successfully. A seedling heat mat is a device that is placed under a seed tray or pot to provide an optimum temperature for seed germination, which is around 21-24°C. This extra warmth speeds up the germination process of seeds, giving a head start on the growing season. Most commonly it is used in greenhouses and nurseries, as well as by home gardeners. In cooler climates, seedling heat mats can be used to extend the growing season by helping seeds to germinate in late winter or early spring. Additionally, seedling ..read more
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Seeds Indoors
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by Happy Valley Seeds
4M ago
Why start seeds indoors? One of the most enjoyable aspects of gardening is starting seeds indoors and watching them grow into healthy plants. There are several reasons why this is a good idea. First, starting seeds indoors allows gardeners to get a jump on the growing season. In many parts of Australia, the outdoor growing season is quite short, so starting seeds indoors extends the amount of time that plants have to mature. Second, starting seeds indoors protects young plants from harsh weather conditions, such as strong winds, heavy rains, and damaging frost. By keeping seedlings indoors unt ..read more
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12 Tips for Beginning Seed Gardeners
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by Happy Valley Seeds
4M ago
Gardening is a profoundly personal activity. You can choose to grow food for yourself, your family, or your community. You might want to learn more about growing food from seed to appreciate the miracle of life as it happens in your backyard. Alternatively, maybe you like being outside and want fresh air while feeding your green thumb. No matter what kind of gardener you are, there is always something new to learn. In this blog, we will outline some tips for starting with seeds: what they need to sprout and grow into healthy plants, where they should be planted, how long it takes them to grow ..read more
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