Do you enjoy the immediate gratification of pulling a weed? Do you appreciate being connected to the earth? If you've ever taken delight in the smell of soil, or worked to transform a forgotten garden into something beautiful, this might be the career for you!
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It's time to start thinking about seeds! While planting dates are still a few weeks off, it's a good time to start gathering your supplies if you'll be starting seeds indoors.
Most seeds start 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. In Minnesota, this date tends to be between mid-April and mid-May, and varies depending on your exact location. Successful conditions for starting seeds indoors vary, but usually include keeping the soil moist and ensuring the seedlings aren't too cold. Many varieties of seeds will have specific instructions, and seed companies often have details on their websites that are specific to the seeds.
Once you have seedlings ready for transplant in the spring, many need to be "hardened off" — gradually exposed to outdoor conditions for longer and longer periods of time over about 10 days. Not all plants need to be hardened off, but many kinds of vegetable seedlings, especially tomato plants, should be.
Who are we?
Home Sown Gardens takes a personal approach to maintenance, restoration, and individualized coaching in the greater Twin Cities area. Our gardeners work with spaces of all shapes and sizes!
What makes us different?
We care. About you, your landscapes, gardens, and the environment.
Gardening is all we do. We are expert Gardeners. We leave everything else in your yard to those respective experts.
Our commitment to maintenance. Whether you have us create a new garden or care for preexisting areas, we will make sure that your investment stays beautiful all spring, summer and fall and we will get your outdoor spaces ready for winter.
Our Experience. You can count on our experts with many years of gardening and maintenance experience, education, great ideas and knowledge to answer your questions and deliver high quality care for your garden and soul.
Improve your garden; enhance your life. We take a gardening approach to overall well-being. When your garden looks great, you feel great. You can feel pride in your surroundings and enjoy the beauty without the work.
Your landscape and gardens are always in good hands with Home Sown Gardens. Our services include spring and fall clean-up and winter prep, seasonal and holiday planters, customized maintenance, renewed designs and installation for existing beds, restoration of overgrown beds, and coaching. In the process, we always keep your personal wishes and needs in mind.
We're happy to come by your property for an on-site garden and/or landscape consultation. Initial Meetings and Estimates are always complimentary! Call us at: (651) 434-7349.
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See some of our design and maintenance projects and be inspired!
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