How to Safely Separate Seedlings at Any Stage

How to Safely Separate Seedlings at Any Stage

Separating seedlings for the first time is anxiety-inducing for many inexperienced gardeners. What if you break the stem? What if you break the roots? What if the plant doesn’t recover? These are all relevant questions, although, fortunately, separating seedlings is a lot easier than it looks. To safely separate young seedlings, make sure the soil…

Why Are Onion Seedlings Falling Over? (& What to Do)

Why Are Onion Seedlings Falling Over? (& What to Do)

Onions are very sturdy vegetables. I would say they’re almost indestructible. Their roots are wiry and strong, built to withstand drought, overwatering, cold, and all kinds of environmental stressors.
Growing onions from seed may take a long time, but it’s worth it because it’s so easy. These little seedlings will survive neglect or overwatering, so they’re perfect for beginner gardeners. However, some gardeners panic when growing onion seedlings for the first time, because they have a tendency to flop over.

Purple Leaves and Stems on Tomato Seedlings – Cause & Fix

Purple Leaves and Stems on Tomato Seedlings – Cause & Fix

Ever since I switched to growing tomato seedlings indoors, under grow lights, I’ve noticed something strange happen to my tomato seedlings: they’re often turning purple. This has happened to my tomato seedlings at various stages of their growth, and even though it didn’t have serious consequences, it made me want to investigate.