Don't Start Seeds TOO EARLY (& How to Bring Back TOO DRY soil) | VLOG



I’m so excited to be starting the 2021 garden season! Links in order that they were mentioned: Seed Starting 101: …



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41 thoughts on “Don't Start Seeds TOO EARLY (& How to Bring Back TOO DRY soil) | VLOG

  • Lisa LaPoint

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    First time I tried starting seeds indoors last year. I did it WAY too early. We had frost alerts until May 20, snow flurries May 15..

    Janderra

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Great information ๐Ÿฅฐ new sub from downunder ๐Ÿฆ˜๐Ÿจ๐Ÿ‘‹

    Danielle Conger

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I didn't know that was what was going on with my soil! That makes sooo much sense! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I pre-ordered your book for myself and a second for my mom! We are both excited for it! You are definitely worthy! Thank you!

    Amanda Brook

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Also I will so be buying your book! Can't wait.

    Amanda Brook

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I'm so struggling with not starting seeds! I'm so excited for the garden!! Its sunny today but I know its a trick!

  • Shari Potter

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Have you ever tried soaking seeds before starting them? I heard that germinated faster.

    Little Rhody Gardener

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Hi Jess – Would you mind sharing if you heat your glass greenhouse at all and how cold it gets at night in there around the time you start your frost tender veggies? Thank you!

    Emiline Bellรฉ

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I just want to be as garden savvy as you! ๐Ÿ˜

    Laurie Butler

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Enjoy your videos but the wind chimes are hugely distracting ๐Ÿ™

    Sarah Munoz

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Can you divide that artichoke? I got 2 new plants out of my 2 yr old purple artichoke. Transplanted about a month ago and they are pushing fresh leaves already.

  • Melissa Clark

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Hi Jess, do you have any recommendations for damping off in garden soil. I have had to plant everything in seed trays instead of direct sowing as all my seedlings die

    kaykes

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Jess! I would love to see your channel on BitChute.

    Debbie C

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I want to try growing kale this year & wanted to know…what are the different kinds of taste for the different types of kale.

    Creatively Candace

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    It's funny you're talking about this now, I just watched a video last night where a man was talking about adding a little dish soap to the water when moisteningredients your mix & it (somehow?) helps moisten it, but also to keep it from staying too moist.

    Raise of Hope Garden

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Zinnias are my favorite flower to grow. I planted them right outside my glass patio door. I could watch butterflies and hummingbirds pollinating them while sitting in my dining room. I planted my garden (hot sauce ingredients ๐Ÿคฃ) further down the yard. I had watermelon that took off later in the season. I had a vine that reached 10 feet all the way to the zinnia bed.

  • Simply Saida

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    yeah, it gets so hot where I am that I have to start my tomatoes about now, pot them up to larger sizes, move them out as soon as it's warm, and then try to get a harvest BEFORE summer hits. Otherwise the heat either kills it all or I have to water 3 hours a day to keep everything alive all summer so it can produce as soon as the weather cools again. And then hope we don't have a freak early frost before I actually get a harvest. It's a lot of work but we do manage to finally get some tomatoes now that I do things this way. I also use each replanting as a chance to "deep dig" them and get a better root system so it's not a total waste of time ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hannah Todd

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Hi jess. Question: as I have a small garden is there vegetables that can do well growing in containers? Love to you and your family. Hannah in Essex uk xxx

    Nori

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Hey Jess, just a thought…you could have a sticker made for your shop that has a space where you could put your autograph, so it could be put inside your book. Iโ€™ve been to a few book signings where the author would sign one book and you could get a book plate with signature when purchasing multiple copies. I would so order one!

    Pearl Spiers

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Hello from a fellow gardener (Australia ๐Ÿ˜Š) I look forward to your YouTube vids. I love your positivity and your love of gardening. Thank you and blessings to you and your family ๐Ÿ’•

    Zoe Wilson

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Yes! A subject I actually know something about hah… so so important that a bearded dragons diet is 50/50 veggies and insects. Not a small portion of their diet and donโ€™t use kale or spinach. Mustard greens are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cassandra B

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Noo… I love when you "blow us up with information"… I just always want to learn more and you really teach me so much, and sometimes I can't do all the courses because of the ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ˜‚ … But I want to because I really want to learn. And you make that possible with your great videos ๐Ÿ˜‰!!!

    Isaac E A Noyola

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Will the book be available only in the US? Or can it be delivered to Mรฉxico?

    Harvest Enthusiast

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    That's it girl, so awesome! Now you got me all pumped up for my garden, I'm seriously excited ๐Ÿ˜! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

    Stefanie Jones

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I would think that reviving soil that got to dry for too long would be to add some life to it by adding some compost to get the microorganisms back in? I would think that just adding dish soap to get it to retain moisture would not replenish the health of the soil once it is dead due to dehydration.

    Cheyenne McKoy

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Whatโ€™s going on with the bee move?!

    Collieco Form

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I can't start anything until the end of February, beginning of March. Our last frost date is May 15th. It is not what you will find if you look it up but every nursery posts signs everywhere about May 15th, every grower and every experienced gardener follows this…and then you have a year like last year and you are running out covering things at the end of May!

    Sdoddles

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I am just itching to start my seeds, I needed this reminder. Thank you for saving me some trouble haha.

    Raven's little Ct Garden

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Hi, do you have elder berry on the farm?

    pamela littlechild

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I was caught out badly last year and lost most of my seedlings, as it should be end of April for the last frost and we had a heavy frost first week in June,if plants did survive they where stunted or didnt produce anything xx

    Holly Renea

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Tell him to take his little brother out to show him ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Debbie Marie

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Zone 5, mountains of Western New Mexico. Right now, I'm gardening vicariously, through you and a daughter in Phoenix. Thank you!

    Takisha's Age-Free Beauty Zone

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I've never heard of the dish soap trick. Good to know! I've definitely inoculated some old dry soil before but the soap trick is so good to have in our arsenal of skills. Thanks! Even though intellectually, I know better than to start summer seeds right now, it's still good to hear it…patience is not my strong suit. Especially considering the fact that I just bought stuff to rig together a new grow station. I'll be good though. A lot of my fall/winter crops are struggling right now because it's colder here in NC than I was realizing. Having never done a winter garden, I am learning SO much, and failing a bunch too. So I'm looking forward to the safety of the summer garden that I know a lot better. But instead of running from my failures, I'll sink in and try some more with more brassicas and greens.

    Gregory Hall

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Hi Jessica, we love watching your channel and have learned a lot. I am interested in growing strawberries this year and attempt to order seeds from Bear Creek but they have already sold out as well as others. ๐Ÿฅบ Someone said you can just save the tops from store bought strawberries and plant them. Have you heard of that, does it really work? Can you share your thoughts on that. Thank you.

    Ev Whalen

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    How do you build your raised beds? what zone do you grow in?

    Susan Morrow

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Hi Jess, FYI, I ordered my Bear Creek seeds and found they are back logged! I am in Southern California and I have been experimenting with keeping my garden going through the winter, loving it! Thanks for all your amazing information!

    Crystal Ross

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I just pre-ordered your book and I'm so EXCITED to get my (soiled ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚) hands on it!!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ Y'all have been such an inspiration to me and my small porch garden. I can't wait to see what I can grow this spring. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    Corrie Galvan

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Half of the things I'm growing are for our beardie ๐Ÿ˜„ Bok choy, mustard, arugula, dandelions, chard, carrots, squash, etc. Peas, blueberries, strawberries, and watermelon are his favorite treats.

    Maria LeGaux

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I love the sound of chimes

    Maria LeGaux

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    Did my baker creek seed order
    Will start working on beds
    Then will determine what will I need to start

    Ann McClain

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    I guess the dish soap will help break up the surface tension to help the water get into the soil.

    Teresa Drigotas

    (January 9, 2021 - 6:42 am)

    What I get confused with is 6-8 week before your last frost date do we start them 6-8 weeks before the last time it's 32 degrees and still hold them until it's steadily over 50 degrees? Or 6-8 weeks before the usually time it's above 50s at night? Like my last frost date is estimated in April. But we don't put stuff out until mid-May. So I never know if I should count back from mid-May or 6-8 weeks before mid-April.

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