662: Starting Your Seeds Indoors in Trays.
A chat with an expert on seeds.
At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman, the Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013.
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In This Seed Chat:
This is the February 2022 class discussing starting your seeds indoors in trays. Special guest Kari Spencer shares insights on how to get a head start on your spring gardens by starting your seeds indoors in trays. We will talk about germination temps, timing, and nutrition as well as how to avoid common problems. Then we discuss how to transplant your seed starts into your garden successfully.
Kari is the founder of the Microfarm Project in Phoenix, Arizona and the author of two books, Vegetable Gardening Journal; A Weekly Tracker and Logbook, and City Farming. In addition to teaching classes all over the city of Phoenix, she is the creator of Urban Farm U’s Growing Food the Basics & Backyard Livestock courses.
Click here to find more from Kari on The Urban Farm.
– Gathering supplies to start seeds indoors
– Avoiding a very common problem – fungus!
– Planting your seeds
– Keeping the right temperature for successful germination
– Scarifying larger, harder seeds
– Providing proper light
– Feeding & watering the new young plants
– Acclimating the vulnerable plants to the outdoors
– Protecting the newly transplanted seedlings
– Damping off
– Transplanting seedlings that planted themselves in your garden
– Sterilizing your soil
– Succession planting by starting seeds indoors
– Experiment, experiment, experiment!
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