Starting Seeds Indoors

How to start peppers from seed

How to start peppers from seed

Some gardeners buy their peppers as seedlings, but it’s not very difficult to start peppers from seed yourself. Whether you prefer sweet peppers or spicy ones, we know you’ll be thrilled when you see how easy it is. Peppers are a popular container vegetable, so even...

What is seed scarification?

What is seed scarification?

Scarification is the process of intentionally damaging the outside of a seed coating so that the seed “wakes up” and knows that it’s time to start the germination process. It’s not necessary for all seeds, so check to see if your seed actually needs scarification....

How Do I Transplant My Plants into the Garden?

How Do I Transplant My Plants into the Garden?

Starting your seeds indoors and moving them out to the garden is a fun, rewarding process. Once your seeds have germinated and start to grow into healthy seedlings, you’ll probably start to feel some excitement. You’re almost there! 1. Harden off your plants To get...

Why start seedlings indoors?

Why start seedlings indoors?

Some people just love gardening so much that they want to start their seeds indoors for fun. They get a sense of satisfaction from watching the plant grow from seed to harvest. Spring can’t get here fast enough for these enthusiasts, and they simply need to watch...

Starting Seeds Indoors: Getting Started

Starting Seeds Indoors: Getting Started

Once you’ve decided to get some of your seeds indoors, you’ll want to get together a plan for what comes next. Getting started is fun and easy once you’ve assembled your equipment and seeds. It’s gratifying to watch your plants grow from seed to harvest. In this...

Hardening Off Plants: What Is It? Why?

Hardening Off Plants: What Is It? Why?

The first time you go outside in the bright sunshine after being cooped up inside during winter, what happens? The clothing you wear inside isn’t the same for spending a day outdoors, so you'll probably be dressed differently. You might feel too cold or too hot after...

Equipment for Starting Seedlings Indoors

Equipment for Starting Seedlings Indoors

It’s exciting to buy packets of seeds and imagine what you’ll grow. Sometimes you’ll need to start seeds indoors. Not all seeds transplant well, but many benefit greatly from getting a head start inside. Before you get started, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got...

Starting Seedlings Indoors

Starting Seedlings Indoors

The thought of starting seedlings indoors can be intimidating. It’s not as difficult as it might seem. We have a series of articles to help you get started and grow from seed with confidence. You’ll be surprised at how successful you can be! Why start seedling...

What is the optimum temperature for seed germination?

What is the optimum temperature for seed germination?

Getting your seeds to sprout is more than watering and sunlight. Soil temperature plays a big role in the process. Seeds might germinate in less than ideal conditions, but why take the chance? If your seeds are sitting in soil that’s too cold, they may take too long...