How to Pasteurize Medium and Sterilize Containers and Tools
This handy fact sheet from Penn State Cooperative Extension, Sterilizing,
provides tips on pasteurizing compost and soil, as well as sterilizing pots and tools to avoid spreading disease causing pathogens.
Tool or Gardening Product
When starting new seeds it is often difficult to water them in without dislodging the seeds and soil with large droplets of water. The misting setting on a standard hose end sprayer gun works okay. Even better is to purchase a small misting nozzle that attaches to the end of a garden hose. These special nozzles produce a very fine mist for watering seeds. I have one for fine mist and another with larger holes for a little heavier spray.