Starting seeds indoors is a sure cure for the restlessness that plagues gardeners in the off season. Just follow these basics steps to prevent mistakes, such as damping off or using the wrong seed starting mix, and watch your seedlings — and your savings — grow.
Order seeds in winter to be ahead of the game for spring seed starting.
You can start seeds indoors and experiment with unique heirloom selections to find the best varieties for your garden.
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Transplant your seedlings into larger containers as they mature.
Create seed-starting pots on the cheap by forming cylinders out of newspaper.
You could buy a handy seed-starting station — or, why not save big bucks and create something like this on your own?
You could buy a handy seed-starting station or save big bucks and create something similar on your own to give your seedlings a healthy start.