Seed Starting Made Simple

Starting seeds indoors is a sure cure for the restlessness that plagues gardeners during 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.



Seedlings Growing
You can start seeds indoors and experiment with unique heirloom selections to find the best varieties for your garden.
PHOTO: OTTMAR BIERWAGEN
Ordered Seeds
Order seeds in winter to be ahead of the game for spring seed starting.
RICK WETHERBEE
Transplanting Seedlings
Transplant your seedlings into larger containers as they mature.
JASON HOUSTON
Newspaper Seed Starting Pots
Create seed-starting pots on the cheap by forming cylinders out of newspaper.
CLAUDIA WIZNER
Seed Starting Station
You could buy a handy seed-starting station — or, why not save big bucks and create something like this on your own?
JERRY PAVIA
Starting Seedlings
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.
JASON HOUSTON











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