Seed starting can be so intimidating knowing where to start. Most people give up after starting a bunch of seeds then they fail to grow. Simply overwhelmed with all the things to do. I understand there are times it still feels like a lot to me.
Starting seeds is something I look forward to every year! There’s something magical about watching the new life happen.
Today I wanted to share my tips with you and give you a few other reads to troubleshoot any issues you might be dealing with.
Before we jump into the roundup here are my tips to help you along your seed starting journey.
- Start Small. I know that we want to plant. ALL. THE. PLANTS. Trust me starting small with a couple varieties will pay off. Get comfortable with those then add more ’til your planting everything.
- Lighting is key. Get lights on them as soon as they sprout. Keep the light close, I’m talking like almost touching. This helps to avoid weak and leggy plants.
- Start with wet soil. Not like ring water out of it wet. The seeds seem to germinate better.
- Harden them off slowly. Start with short bursts of time outside. Give the plants a windbreak. It never fails I forget the windbreak and 40 mph gusts start within 5 mins of me coming back inside.
There are my best tips now let’s take a look at some other helpful posts.
Does seed starting make you crazy? Let me know your best tips in the comments!