Website Shifting Roots Logo
My Account

Gardening Blog

Category: Seed Starting

HOW TO FERTILIZE YOUR SEEDLINGS FOR HEALTHIER PLANTS

Have you ever started seedlings and it gets to a point where nothing is happening? You water them, you give them light, maybe you even sing to them, but you’re still experiencing growth stalls? They just don’t seem to grow no matter what you do! The solution? You need some

Read More »

COMMON GERMINATION PROBLEMS & HOW TO FIX THEM

Whether you’re seed starting for the first time or the hundredth time, proper seed germination is always a concern. We all want excellent germination followed by lush, healthy seedlings, but how do we get there!? What are the conditions necessary for germination? In this post, I’ll let you in on

Read More »

DIY SEED STARTING FROM YOUR WINDOW

When I was a little girl my grandmother started marigolds every winter in a little modified milk garden planter with her seeds from last year’s crop. I loved those marigolds in her brick planters and still think of her every time I see a marigold. You really don’t need a

Read More »

DIY SEED STARTING RACK FOR SMALL SPACE GARDENING

Do you dream of a huge set of seed starting shelves filled to the brim with plants under multiple sets of grow lights? You could save money, start your own seeds, and stick it to Old Man Winter. But the reality is, there’s just no space in your small home!

Read More »

COMPOSTABLE NEWSPRINT SEED STARTING POTS

Seed starting is a fun way to grow the plants you really want to grow that you can’t always find at the greenhouse, but it’s frustrating having to use so much flimsy plastic. Sure, you can use recycled plastic containers to cut down on waste, but did you know there’s

Read More »

THE BEST VEGETABLES & FLOWERS TO START WITH WINTER SOWING

Winter sowing vegetables and flowers is a wonderful way to start strong seedlings that don’t really need hardening off. Over the winter, you can save your milk jugs, fill them up with soil and seeds, and be rewarded with your own seed starters in the spring. However, some seeds lend

Read More »

INDOOR SEED STARTING SCHEDULE FOR EASY VEGETABLES & FLOWERS

Starting seeds indoors is fun, but it can quickly get complicated when you’re trying to figure out when to start flowers, vegetables, and herbs indoors. There is no one-size-fits-all general guideline, and many plants have a range of weeks that they can be started. In this post, I’ll break it

Read More »

THE SOIL BLOCK RECIPE THAT ACTUALLY HOLDS TOGETHER

If you’ve been thinking about trying soil blocking, you might have found that there are an overwhelming amount of soil blocking recipes online. But which one is the best option for seed starting? I’ve experimented with several different recipes so you don’t have to! In this post, I’ll break down

Read More »

Grow roots with us

Kristen

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

P.S. First time gardener? You'll want to download the quick start gardening guide below!