Growing on the High Plains: Starting from Scratch

Sep 14, 2017

A spinach plant, having just "gone to seed."

Sometimes, if you want something done right, you just have to do it yourself. This has certainly been true for some of my more challenging garden endeavors, including Fall gardens. These pose many a hardship for those in our region. In fact, finding adequate seed options might be the biggest yet.

Today's installment of Growing on the High Plains will discuss the beauty of starting from scratch. A few cheap-and-easy tricks with second-hand seeds can pay off with lush greens in the Autumn, if you're lucky. It's worked for me—plus, I get the satisfaction of knowing I did it all by myself.