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.



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You can start seeds successfully in both premade and homemade containers.
Walter Chandoha
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Heirloom bean seedlings emerge.
David Cavagnaro
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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
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Starting your own seeds gives you a broader selection of varieties than what is usually available in local nurseries
Walter Chandoha
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Heirloom bean seedlings emerge.
Walter Chandoha
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Heirloom bean seedlings emerge.
Walter Chandoha
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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.
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