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QUESTION: Getting seeds off to the right start

comments (2) October 3rd, 2009

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foodie09 foodie09, member
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I need some advice on starting seeds. Do you just plant them in good soil, then cover them with good soil, then water? Do I want to be sure that the seeds are in sunlight and lightly watered as I have done to start out? Should I use a spritzer water bottle with just enough water to moisten the seeds and soil, and should I water daily? Please excuse me; I'm new to starting plants from seeds. Would someone please advise me? Thank you.

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JadaE writes: Hey Foodie,
I have the best seed starting success with the Burpee or Jiffy starter kits. There's a bit of a start-up cost to buy the trays and mat, but they are reusable year after year! (You just buy the refill seed pots.) The seed pots provide the right soil...potting soil is sometimes too heavy and doesn't drain enough. I really love the smaller trays that fit on my windowsills! You also water them from the bottom, so the tiny leaves don't get disturbed.

I've tried growing seeds in other containers such as yogurt cups, etc, but I consistantly get better results from the kits...Hope this helps?? -Jada :)

Posted: 11:46 am on October 29th
Ruth writes: Hello, foodie99, and welcome to the site. Could you be a little more specific? I'm assuming that you are starting seeds indoors, but what kind of seeds are you starting? Requirements vary as to spacing, depth of planting, and whether or not you cover the seeds. Daily is probably too often to water. When I start seeds, I check them daily, but water only when the soil is getting dry.
Posted: 10:54 am on October 5th
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