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How to Start Seeds

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I’m not going to reinvent the wheel here to explain how to start seeds. There is a lot of great information already written!

The basics are:

Get fresh seed.
Use containers with drainage holes.
Use or make a potting mix that holds water and lets it drain (a paradox, I know).
Plant your seeds, and water them in.
Put the container in a warm place, which can be dark.
Move the container to sunlight once the seeds have germinated.
Watch them grow!

Here are a few detailed articles from a couple of my favorite magazines, Mother Earth News and Organic Gardening.

Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting Seeds Indoors

14 Tips for Starting Your Own Seeds

If you want to be really self-sufficient and make your own potting soil, check out these articles

How to Make Your Own Potting Soil

Potting Soil Recipes

Let the season begin!

spinach seedlings

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