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Seeds & Sprouts

A blog for growing gardeners!

All about those Microgreens!

Winter in Downeast Maine can be cold, grey, and usually, not a time to be sowing seeds; however, you can still have a winter garden experience with microgreens. They are seeds of many commonly grown plants that are harvested as soon as they develop their first real...


This is a great time of year to plant an ‘indoor garden’ or terrarium. For older children, it’s a perfect opportunity to learn about the water cycle, condensation, respiration. A closed terrarium is its own biosphere: some terrariums have stayed closed and alive for a...

Encourage Feathered Friends

Winter is a great time to encourage feathered friends to the garden! One easy way to do this is to install bird feeders around your garden and property. Looking for some simple bird feeder ideas? Why not a pine cone feeder? If you know where there are some pine trees,...

Review what you Grew!

While it’s still fresh in your mind, grab a piece of paper and talk together about what grew well, not so well, pay special attention to what you’d like to try next year - and make a list. This list will come in very handy next spring when you are deciding which seeds...

How to Grow Garlic Greens and Bulbs

Adapted with permission from University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County, photos by Pammy Dyer Stewart Did you know that garlic is one of the healthiest foods out there? It also helps repel vampires -- AND it tastes great on bread. Why wouldn’t you...

How to Make a Toad House

Gardening for wildlife is a great way to encourage biodiversity! There are thousands of ways to encourage birds, bees, toads, butterflies, salamanders and more to visit your garden. Having toads in the garden is VERY beneficial. A toad will not eat your garden plants...
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Seeds & Sprouts is a family-friendly garden blog, collaboratively created and edited by Incredible Edible Milbridge and the Community Caring Collaborative! Featuring monthly posts about family-friendly gardening activities, tips and tricks for your garden, and more!


Garden Tasks

  • Grow a bulb in a pot inside– like an amaryllis or white narcissus!
  • Grow bean sprouts to get some good vitamins in the winter.
  • Browse seed catalogs for vegetable or flower seeds AND ORDER NOW! Seeds are going fast this year. 
  • Though it’s not time to start seeds yet, you can start gathering materials.
  • Talk to gardening friends and share seeds for the upcoming season.
  • Feed hungry birds (and squirrels) by investing in bird feeders.
  • Make a plan for your spring garden.
  • More in-depth information can be found here.