Video: A Simple Way to Start Seeds Indoors

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Video Length: 2:07
Produced by: Mike Dobsevage

If you live in a cold climate, you may need to get a head start on crops that take a long time to mature, such as tomatoes and peppers, by starting seeds indoors in late winter.

In this video, Connecticut gardener Ruth Dobsevage shows you how she starts Thai Hot pepper seeds in a container. The tools and equipment are minimal, the technique elementary, and the result fiery.

What you'll need:

• A packet of seeds
• Potting soil
• A container
• Popsicle sticks and a permanent marking pen
• A plastic bag
• Water
• A mixing stick

The method works equally well for most other seeds. For those few seeds that require light to germinate (and the seed packet should tell you if they do), don't cover the seeds with soil and use a clear plastic bag.

For links to articles, blog posts, and videos on starting vegetable and flower seeds, see All About Starting Seeds.



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