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Seed Starting is fun, rewarding, exciting and a great way to fill your garden with beautiful plants. If you are interested in starting seeds, come share your stories.

Wintersowing, Direct Sowing & Early Indoor Seed Starting with grow lights or the Deno (damp paper towel) method are all techniques of sowing seeds. Whether you choose to utilize shelves & lights indoors, a sunny window, hobby greenhouse or cold frame, the options are endless. Often hard to find varieties are only available in seed form. There are so many annuals that are easy to sow, such as: petunias, asters, zinnias, snapdragons, coleus, cosmos, marigolds, sunflowers, geraniums, daisies, dusty miller, lavatera, pansies, larkspur, lobelia, salpiglossis, nasturtium, impatiens and more. Biennials such as dianthus & foxgloves. Perennials: delphiniums, lupins, phlox, violas, poppies, monarda, alyssum are just a few that are easy from seed. Herbs: basil, dill, rosemary, thyme, sage, flax, lemon balm, oregano, borage, parsley, savory. Tomatoes, peppers and other common vegetables such as peas, beans, corn, potatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, spinach, beets. broccoli, carrots, pumpkins, zucchini will fill your vegetable garden.

This is a great forum to share knowledge and the passion of gardening from seed to gorgeous spaces and flowers. Look for germination tips, seedling care, preventing damp-off, soil mix recommendations, water & fertilizing tips, how-to provide specific growing conditions to help with your success. Share your experience with seed collecting and saving. Share some tips on propagation from cuttings and multiply your plants. You can fill your containers with beautiful plants from seed for a fraction of the cost.

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SEEDS (sowing, growing & collecting)

Winter-Sowing, Direct Sowing, Indoor Seed Starting, Hobby Greenhouses, Cold Frames, Germination Seedling & Plant Care for Annuals, Biennials, Perennials, Herbs, Vegetables, Tomatoes and Peppers. A gardening cubit that covers it all!

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Stratification: Chilling seeds to promote germination. Damp paper towel in a baggy & put in fridge
Scarification: Scratching or notching seed coat. Soaking with Hydrogen Peroxide & Water works too
Damping Off: a fungal disease that causes seedlings to die soon after germination


Chamomile Tea prevents damp off. Steep 20 min, cool to room temp & water your trays