Thursday, February 16, 2012

Get a Jumpstart on Your Garden

It's planting time!  It’s prime time to start seeds for this year's garden. Come spring, you'll have a jumpstart on your favorite vegetables and annuals.

Here are several ways to grow seeds indoors

Containers from home Sow seeds in plastic cups, margarine tubs, or yogurt cups with holes punched in the bottoms to drain excess moisture. Put containers on a waterproof tray. Cover with plastic wrap and keep out of direct sun until seeds germinate.

Peat pellets Drop compressed pellets into warm water until they expand. Plant seeds in the expanded pellets and place in a tray with a plastic dome. When seedlings emerge, remove the plastic dome. As seedlings and roots mature, plant pellets in a pot or in the ground. 

No comments:

Post a Comment