Updated: Mar 12
Starting your own seeds. It's easy. It's fun. It's satisfying. And it's cheaper then buying all those plants from the nursery.
Starting seeds indoors
Here are the top three things to know when you are starting your seeds indoors.
Buy your supplies; trays (preferably with plastic lids), good starting seed soil, bright grow light (if you don't have a bright sunny window), spray bottle & seeds.
Read directions on seed packets. Keep in mind, not all seeds are created equal. They have different planting depths, spacing, and germination periods. I usually start my seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost.
Label and cover; don't forget to label each tray! I use popsicle sticks. And if your trays do not have clear plastic lids, cover with saran wrap until plants are 1-2 inches tall. This helps keep seedlings moist.
Don't be intimidated by it!
Trial and Error is the best way to learn! At least for me. (I think its actually the only way I learn) I can read and research before a project but I will probably forget it all unless I have actually tried it. So give it a whirl and have fun!