Getting Strong Vege Starters From Seeds
Is it difficult to start vegetable transplants from seed?
do I need?
Answer: Growing your
own vegetable transplants is relatively easy. You’ll
need seed-starting mix, pots, and labels, along with the following:
You’ll need an indoor area where it’s
okay for things to get a bit dirty and possibly wet. For starters,
look for a cool but heated space where it doesn’t matter
that there’s a bit of soil on the floor. You’ll need
an old table or unused countertop for filling containers with soil
and for growing seedlings. If you have a table that doesn’t
have a waterproof top, cover it with a sheet of plastic or
a tarp to avoid damaging it.
Good light. You don’t
need to have a greenhouse to grow great transplants, but you
do need a source of bright light.
Without it, you will never be able to raise healthy, stocky transplants.
Heat for seeds and
seedlings. You need to be able to regulate the temperature
in your seed-starting area, but seedlings are
happiest in fairly cool conditions. For cold-tolerant crops like
and broccoli, temperatures between 50-60°F/10-15.5°C are
fine. Keep seedlings of heat-loving plants between 65-75°F/18.3-23.8°C.
Temperatures can be 10 degrees cooler at night.