Well as the month of February is upon us, its time to start planning & planting those seedlings you've had laying around in the jar or old pill bottle. (This includes all the new seed packets you can purchase at the store!)
Lets start be making sure we have everything:
Growing Space-Bench/Table-Top/Growing Shelves
Seeds- Seems easy, but easily forgotten. *Be sure to read label for germination*.
Pots/Containers- Make sure they fit your application
Soil- Seed starting soil is important! Not potting soil!
Water- Water regularly, we are trying to get them to grow!
Light- Very Important, fluorescent shop lights will work. *Read seed label*
Now that we have our important items listed above we can get started. *Before planting be sure to read the label for determination on weeks for germination.* What that means is for our area we will want our plants to be ready for planting around Late-March-Mid-April. So if the germination rate is 5 weeks, count back from whatever magical date you picked to plant. Do this with each seed pack. *Light is also very important, read the label for how many hours of light the seed needs to germinate*.