Top Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Top Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors

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Starting plants from seed is economical and helps your plants get a head start on producing an earlier and longer harvest. This video presents a step-by-step guide to the top tips that will help you easily raise healthy plants from seed. We also demonstrate how our online Garden Planner can show you the best times for planting in your local area and how to ‘harden off’ the seedlings once they are ready to go out into the garden.

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Jeffrey Clague (not verified)

4 years 5 months ago

Do you treat vegetable seed the same as outdoor flowering plants. I have a flowering bush(don’t know the name )that has a seed pod. Do I open pod, remove the seeds and soak them or do I plant them in peat moss

What kind of conditions the seeds need in order to germinate depends on the plant. Your best bet would be to try both methods: soak some of the seeds and plant others in moistened peat.

Jade (not verified)

4 years 7 months ago

Hey i started putting my seed in jiffy pots (squash, tomatoes,cucumber,beets,purplebeans) what can i do to help them germinate ? (I did it monday 16th)

Just keep them warm (room temperature), moist (but not soaked), and in a well-lit place. Otherwise, all you can do is wait!

Emily Crocetto (not verified)

6 years 1 month ago

I have two cats and want to grow indoor plants that are safe for them should they want to eat them. Any recommendations and without spending too much money. Appreciate your input and thank you for your time.