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Garden Gate: The magic of starting seeds indoors, Part 2

Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:00 am

Seeds. Such amazing things. Seeds provide not only food for us (rice, corn, wheat, oats, pecans), but symbols that have colored our language through time. We speak of seed money, the seed of an idea, and fishermen refer to young oysters used for transplanting as seed oysters. This week I’m continuing my love affair with seeds and seed-starting with Part Two of how to start your own plants from seed. 

Last week we learned about which containers are best to use, what temperature is ideal for seed germination, and what kind of soil is best for starting seeds. Today we’ll cover what seeds need in the way of moisture, light, air, and fertilizer. 

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