Indoor Seed Starting

Indoor Seed Starting

Vegetables and
Annual Flowers

Class 3

In this class you'll...

  • Decide whether to start your own seeds
  • Choose a soil mix and containers
  • Create a planting calendar
  • Sow your seeds!
  • Learn how to care for your new seedlings

Why Start Seeds?

There are lots of reasons to start your own seeds indoors.
Here are some things to consider.
Start your own seeds if:

1. You like to grow unusual varieties. There are thousands and thousands of vegetable and flower varieties, yet relatively few of these are commonly grown by commercial growers to sell as transplants. So if you want to try that ‘Moon and Stars’ watermelon or ‘Candy Cane’ zinnia, you'll probably have to start them from seed yourself.

2. You like to get a jump on spring. Starting seeds indoors is a great way to brighten up late winter and get those gardening juices flowing.

3. You want to save money. Seeds cost less than plants. You can grow dozens of plants from a single packet of tomato seeds.

4. You enjoy it! And you can take pride in knowing you nurtured your vegetable and flower plants from seed.

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