Seed Starting Basics: Basic Supplies & Prep

So you’ve decided to start some seeds, but aren’t sure what you need? There are a lot of decisions to make. With all of the decisions about containers, soil, markers, and, on top of all of that, what seeds to choose?  It isn’t as difficult as you might think. It might be tempting to give up before you start because there is just so much to learn. Please do not let information overload stop you from beginning. It doesn’t need to be perfect. In most cases, the things we procrastinate on are not nearly as bad as we think they will be. With that in mind, let us begin!

To begin on your seed starting journey, you will need some basic supplies. Most are easily accessible at your local hardware or lawn and garden store.

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Seed Starting Basics: Planning

I was originally going to post about gathering and prepping your materials, but then realized I was missing one of the most important steps: planning! You really shouldn’t start planting until you know how much you need to plant and of what. It could get you in a whole mess of trouble.

Plan before you plant!

That lesson was learned the hard way last year. (more…)