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Step 4  Label pots with the type of seed and the date sown. Bottom-water containers by setting them in trays filled with an inch of tepid water.

Everything You Need To Know About Seed Starting

Step 4 Label pots with the type of seed and the date sown. Bottom-water containers by setting them in trays filled with an inch of tepid water.

Check Containers Daily  Once you've sown seeds indoors, check containers daily for new shoots. Keep the seed-starting mix moist until germination is complete and the emergence of new seedlings slows markedly or stops. Remove covers, and if you haven't already, place seedlings under grow lights, leaving lights on about 14 to 16 hours per day. Continue to bottom-water.

Everything You Need To Know About Seed Starting

Check Containers Daily Once you've sown seeds indoors, check containers daily for new shoots. Keep the seed-starting mix moist until germination is complete and the emergence of new seedlings slows markedly or stops. Remove covers, and if you haven't already, place seedlings under grow lights, leaving lights on about 14 to 16 hours per day. Continue to bottom-water.

20 Easy DIY Gutter Garden Ideas #6 Is for You Flowers, Plants & Planters Garden Decor

20 Easy DIY Gutter Garden Ideas

20 Easy DIY Gutter Garden Ideas #6 Is for You Flowers, Plants & Planters Garden Decor

Step 5  Cover containers with clear plastic before placing them 2 to 3 inches below grow lights. For seeds that require darkness to germinate, use an opaque cover, and set them in a warm spot, such as the top of a refrigerator

Step 5 Cover containers with clear plastic before placing them 2 to 3 inches below grow lights. For seeds that require darkness to germinate, use an opaque cover, and set them in a warm spot, such as the top of a refrigerator

Fired Up - Gardener says she fills her raised beds with 3-4" of paper shred, then quickly burns it to kill the weeds.  She said it did not leave a mark on the wood. I would top with cardboard afterwards for extra weed protection,

Fired Up - Gardener says she fills her raised beds with 3-4" of paper shred, then quickly burns it to kill the weeds. She said it did not leave a mark on the wood. I would top with cardboard afterwards for extra weed protection,

Make your own paper pots for starting seeds by Everyday Art

Make your own paper pots for starting seeds by Everyday Art

Keep your garden in tip-top shape this summer with these cute DIY Self Watering Ideas for the Garden!

Going on Vacation? 3 DIY Self Watering Ideas for the Garden

Keep your garden in tip-top shape this summer with these cute DIY Self Watering Ideas for the Garden!

The Homestead Survival | Make a Hanging Strainer Flower Planter Wind Chime Project | http://thehomesteadsurvival.com  DIY Project

The Homestead Survival | Make a Hanging Strainer Flower Planter Wind Chime Project | http://thehomesteadsurvival.com DIY Project

Homemade seed tape. Frankly, it looks like much more trouble than to just take the extra minute to space them while planting... but, might be worth playing around with.

Make Your Own Seed Tapes

Homemade seed tape. Frankly, it looks like much more trouble than to just take the extra minute to space them while planting... but, might be worth playing around with.

Making nature your gardening partner is essential, even though sometimes, inevitably, it will be your adversary. Follow our strategies to prevent and resolve the garden problems that may pop up.

Dealing with Pests and Problems

Making nature your gardening partner is essential, even though sometimes, inevitably, it will be your adversary. Follow our strategies to prevent and resolve the garden problems that may pop up.