Fill seed trays to within ¼" of the top and lightly water. Follow the instructions on the seed packets to see how deep and far apart to plant. Cover with soil, press down and label.
Place tray in a larger pan of shallow water for a minute so the water seeps up from the bottom.
Place seeds in a warm spot between 65-75°. Try the top of the fridge!
Loosely cover tray with plastic wrap or the cover from the seed-starting kit. Check seeds daily for moisture.
Seeds need 12-16 hours of light daily. Grow lights can assist this process.
Once you see sprouts, remove the cover and move seeds to a sunny, south-facing window that is 65-75°F. Turn the container each day to prevent seeds from leaning toward the light.
Once leaves grow, add Espoma's liquid Grow! This organic fertilizer is safe to use on edible crops, around children and pets and will help plants to grow bigger than ever before.
Once you see that first sprout peeking through the potting soil, homegrown veggies are only weeks away!
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By Joan Casanova, Bonnie Plants,
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