Gardening, How to, Seeds, Soil

Growing Plants From Seeds

I wanted to document how we grow our plants from seeds. We use mostly organic heirloom seeds from Baker Creek Seed Company. http://www.rareseeds.com

The seed trays usually have to be cleaned each year to get rid of the small spiders from within. After a few days the seeds germinate and then the grow lights are working to keep the seedlings from getting spindly or leggy.

The potting soil mix used is from Fox Farm comes with a Ocean Forest additives.
http://foxfarmfertilizer.com/

Growing from seed is economically cheaper than buying pre-potted plants. After about a month we harden them off and move them into the garden. We use old mini blinds for identification tags in our seed trays.

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Garden Update, Gardening, Organic, Seeds

Glass Gem Corn

On June 22nd, We harvested our Glass Gem Corn from our urban garden. These corn seeds were given to us to grow from a fellow you-tuber named Robin Simmons. This unique corn is different colored on each kernel and each cob is uniquely different from the next. The rainbow color is vibrant and eye chillingly beautiful.

The corn became popular in 2012 when a picture was posted on Facebook and it when viral. The gemcorn was developed by a native American Indian trying to find his heritage thru agriculture. A friend named Schoen then was able to get the seeds and grew a little each year until today we have this Rainbow Corn, or Glass Gem Corn.

This glass gem seed will be used to make popcorn, it is a flint corn, for our family. We will also be giving away some to spread the heritage of the Indian culture. My wife and kids are registered Cherokee and I want to keep their heritage alive by passing down seeds to the next generation of non gmo corn.

You can learn about the creation of the corn here.
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-story-behind-glass-gem-corn-2013-10?op=1

You can find her channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Gardeninggirl1107

The YouTube Gardener Spotlight of the Week is
https://www.youtube.com/user/praxxus55712

Glass Gem Corn

Education, Gardening, Seeds

Tomato Breeding: Sunny Gürl

Our 1st tomato cross breed and we wanted to landmark the date and time on YouTube of our first Tomato Crossing. We crossed a Bush Early Girl with a Sunny Goliath. The fruit did fall off early due to a wind storm but we saved the seeds and hope that a new cross Tomato plant will come up soon and start our F1 generation.

We fermented the seeds for 3 days in water to remove the gel sacs.

Bush Early Girl and Sunny Goliathhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_breeding

 

Gardening, My Family, Seeds

Pumpkin Brains – All Natural Seed Starter

With Halloween in the air and the harvesting of pumpkins abound. Vegitate decide to show our fellow gardeners a unique idea on how to germinate seeds with old pumpkins as a seed starting medium. When you are carving your Halloween pumpkin leave a few seeds inside.

After a week throw in some dirt and a little water inside. The seed will germinate and form a new life. Plant the entire jack-o-lantern in the ground and the life cycle of the pumpkin will a start again.

This a great fall actively to do with the kids in the garden and great way to recycle your jack-o-lantern.

Germinate Pumpkin Seeds

Fact of the day: Pumpkins are known as the winter squash, and grown primarily in North America and UK.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpkin

A bonus video that the kids made themselves can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUz8J3RQtO8

Music By Kevin Macleod http://www.incompetech.com

Education, Gardening, Seeds

Greenhouse Thermometer and Beet Growing Contest – Vegitate News

In this episode we discuss the Greenhouse Thermometer Donation for gardening education. Also Ronnie Payne at the small town gardener is having a seed growing contest for the Biggest Beet.

The video for Beet Contest is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAHl1hurdoU

The facebook group is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/623988970979119/

 

Garden, Gardening, Seeds

Guffa Luffa – Seed Give Away – The Ultimate Gourd

We picked up some Luffa Gourd Seeds from the Fort Smith Lawn and Garden Show. I planted them thinking they were just your average gourd seeds that you can make bird houses out of. After researching them I realized that these seeds are more special than I originally thought.

The luffa gourd can be dried out and use the inside to clean dishes, your skin, grill, or any surface that you can SOS pad on. The luffa gourd is biodegradable and environment friendly.

We will contact you after one week thru YouTube’s PM System to notify that you where to send a SSE.

Good Luck

Vegitate – It Grows Things.

Music By Kevin Macleod http://www.incompetech.com Title : Go Kart