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Everything you need to grow baby plants

"Orta pots are amazing! Not only are they beautiful to look at, they are highly functional too. Germination is fantastically consistent."

Trish, May 2019

How to Grow Your Own Starts From Seed

Veggie Gardening Basics

Start Seeds Now for Fall Veg and Autumn Perennial Planting

"One of my best investments!  Invest in these and discover a tool that's perennially in use."

Jeannie, March 2019

Water Once a Week for Thriving Baby Plants

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"It's 100% successful and I don't have to spend a lot of time on it.  I just love them."

Lorena, Santa Clara CA

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“It really took the anxiety and guesswork out of the most difficult part of getting started. For new growers like myself, I'd consider it a required tool.” 

Peggy, Santa Rosa CA

“I couldn’t start tomatoes from seed before, but now I can!” 

Tallulah, Oakland CA

“I just ordered my fifth self-watering seed starter. They have really performed beautifully and all my seeds have sprouted easily in them. The self watering feature works like a charm and helps germinate the seeds on a consistent basis”

Cynthia, Santa Rosa CA

Regular blog updates with Pandemic gardening ideas

Gardening, the wholesome gateway drug.

Gardening, the wholesome gateway drug.

On this Earth Day, I am reckoning with one of the core ideas behind Orta. Orta’s straightforward mission is to help you grow your own plants from ...
How to Build a Slip Casting Room

How to Build a Slip Casting Room

The biggest project of our move has been building a new casting room.  Here are a few pictures of how I've been doing it.  Slip casting, the proce...
Easy, Zero-Waste Gifts from the Garden

Easy, Zero-Waste Gifts from the Garden

As more of us are aiming to live well with less waste, the garden can be a wonderful source of beautiful zero-waste gifts.  It probably can't repla...

Handmade with Love, to Last a Lifetime

All Orta seed pots are handmade in California.
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