~ We love sharing what we love with people we love ~
We share our pepper seeds, both hot & sweet, as well as hundreds of other regionally adapted vegetables, flowers & herbs for short seasons. When people ask us if we have kids, we say, 'Yes! And great-great-great grandchildren! That grow us more than we grow them!' We're honored to share them with you!
Optimum germination temperature for peppers is 85 F, so heat mats make all the difference!
Unless you have a greenhouse, your pepper seedlings will be stressed for light, alas. We enjoy our LED lights, made in the USA by our friend Vic in Indiana, to grow microgreens all winter as well as seedlings in early spring!
We share two seed starting collections! One includes a grow light to start those earliest seeds like peppers & tomatoes and one without a light. The second does not include a grow light & is perfect for growing seedlings up to 4 weeks old, from broccoli to basil to zinnias!
Nutrient-dense, compost-based potting mix is important for all seedlings & especially those started earliest, like peppers & onions. We share our go-to potting mix ready to go for you (!) as well as our DIY potting mix minerals so you can make 80 quarts of your own potting mix economically.
Peppers are one of the hungriest plants in your garden! We foliar feed our peppers all season with our organic Fish & Kelp Emulsion. Also, when we transplant each seedling, we tuck a handful of our organic compost in the hole as well as a dusting of our organic slow-release fertilizer for them to enjoy all season. We also share organic chicken compost crumbles if you're looking for even more fertility to gift your garden!
Here is our 40-page seed starting book for you, Friends! You'll find the free ebook perfect for home printing here and if you'd love a full color, spiral-bound paper copy, our next edition is about to arrive & you'll find them here.
Friends! We made you a 40-page calendar to help plan, record & celebrate the happenings in your garden. A perpetual calendar, Across the Season shares dates but not days of the week, making it relevant beyond a single calendar year. You’ll find growing charts at the beginning plus garden tips with each month to surround you with abundance, as well as a section specifically for you to take notes by crop.
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~ Access to over 500 exclusive video tutorials, including over a dozen on microgreens.
~ Our vibrant online forum where you can ask any question anytime, receiving feedback from me as well as hundreds of other like-minded gardeners.
~ Live community Q & A with me each month
~ Weekly email updates sharing new exclusive videos, our most detailed seasonal updates & behind-the-scenes reflections.
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Sow Seeds & Sing Songs,
Enjoy the voices of a few of our hundreds of members 👇
"Flourish Garden Club is the clearest, most useful series of resources for gardeners I have ever seen. Covering broad subjects deeply, Flourish is distinguished by wonderfully clear presentation, great graphics, sensible organization, and easy accessibility. I have never done well with seed starting indoors, but thanks to Fruition, I am finally getting somewhere!"
"I've grown Fruition's seed for years, excited to sow and wanting to go deeper. With Flourish, my family and I are growing the best gardens of our lives. Thank you, Petra!"
"Though I studied agriculture in college and have grown food for 25 years, I have never experienced such a comprehensive, practical and accessible gardening resource as Flourish. Petra's personal guidance makes you feel Flourish was created just for you."
"I have used organic practices in my home garden for the past 38 years and yet I am constantly learning new information through Flourish videos, community and especially Garden Club Q & A sessions. As a retired research biologist, I commend Petra for her science-based information.There are so many gardening myths on the web and in social media, its great to know where to go for real answers." ~ Elaine
~ and thanks for being why we do what we do ~