Seed Starting Basics

Know the seed starting basics: starting your seed sprouting inside will go a long ways towards giving your garden an early start.

You can start seeds successfully in both premade and homemade containers.
Walter Chandoha
Heirloom bean seedlings emerge.
David Cavagnaro
In late winter, start onion sets, shallots and garlic indoors in compartmented trays. In three to four weeks, roots will be numerous and leaves 10 to 12 inches high; they’re ready to plant in the garden. Spring rains will make for fat bulbs at harvest time.
Walter Chandoha
Starting your own seeds gives you a broader selection of varieties than what is usually available in local nurseries
Walter Chandoha
Heirloom bean seedlings emerge.
Walter Chandoha
Heirloom bean seedlings emerge.
Walter Chandoha
Basil seedlings ready to go into the garden. They’ll be set 10 to 12 inches apart, well after the potential for frost has passed.
Walter Chandoha

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