How to Disinfect Seedling Supplies and Plant Pots

Before you begin planting your seed, it is very important to disinfect seedling supplies and plant pots! When the holidays are over, I get that itch to begin gardening again. Browsing through seed catalogs on those slow winter days also stirs those gardening desires. After I place my seed orders, I set aside time to disinfect my seed starting supplies and later before transplanting, I will also disinfect all my planting pots. Related Articles You May Be Interested In: Seed Starting 101: Essential Seed Starting Equipment The Best Way to Store Your Seeds How to Make Money Selling Seedlings Scroll down to see more related articles on starting seeds or seedling care, at the bottom of this post! Our favorite Homesteading & Gardening things in our Amazon Store! Why You Should Wash and Disinfect Seedling Supplies and Plant Pots It is super important to wash and sterilize your seed starting pots and supplies, so that your young tender seedlings don’t pick up any viruses or pathogens from them. If they do, that will weaken or kill your seedlings. After all the hard work that goes into starting your seeds, you don’t want all your efforts to go to waist because you used dirty supplies. Of course, buying new seed starting pots each year, would be the easiest way to avoid this step, but this is not an option when money is tight. Don’t forget to also wash and disinfect any planting trays or tools that you use for seed starting as well. Why You Must Wash the Pots Prior to Disinfecting Before you can disinfect all your planting trays and seedling pots and 6 packs, you must first remove any and all dirt or potting soil residue from them. This is important, because any…

Best Gardening Shoes for Women

Are you looking for the best pair of gardening shoes? In this article, I will share my favorite gardening shoes with you. Different gardening shoes are required for different situations, so be sure to check them all out!  Favorite Gardening Shoes The best gardening shoes for women, may be different for different individuals. Maybe you have feet problems and need extra support. Maybe you live in a wet climate and need shoes that keep your feet dry. Maybe you live in a hot climate and need good ventilation in your shoes so that your feet don’t sweat. Or perhaps you just want to clean you gardening shoes really easily! Today I will cover all of the gardening shoes that I have used over the years and then some. Some of these shoes fall into multiple categories, so be sure to read all the way through to find your favorite shoe for your gardening or homesteading needs. Related Article You May Be Interested In: A Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Homesteading Moms Holiday Gift Guide for Gardeners Amazon Prime Day Deals for Homesteaders and Gardeners Our favorite Homesteading & Gardening things in our Amazon Store! Common Characteristics Needed for Most Garden Shoes For most people, garden shoes really should have some of the same characteristics. they should be comfortable they should be easily cleanable they should be easy to slip on and off they should look good they should be supportive they should protect your feet they should be waterproof they should have a good grip they should be of high quality to last a long while Considerations for Choosing the Best Shoe for You In choosing the best gardening shoe for yourself, consider your own gardening efforts. Are you a casual gardener with a small kitchen…