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Seed Starting Checklist

Seed start checklist⎜Spotts Garden Service

You don’t need a lot of expensive tools to start your own seeds. Use our equipment checklist to make sure you’re ready for seed starting!

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Choosing the Right Organic Seed-Starting Mix

Seeds and coir seed-start medium⎜ Spotts Garden Service

Finding the right seed-starting mix can be a challenge. We’ll walk you through choosing the right organic seed-starting mix for you!

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Growing Under Glass: Cold Frames

These cold frames at Chicago Botanic Garden back up to a brick wall, which holds heat and releases it into the frames. These frames are beautifully made, but you can create a simpler one by making a box with a window on top of it.

By March, Indiana gardeners are anxious to get their hands into the soil, which often remains too cold and too wet for digging. That is, unless you’re one of the lucky gardeners who has a cold frame.

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Starting Seeds Indoors

Some plants require a head start indoors to ensure they’ll reach maturity during our growing season. Starting seeds can be easy and inexpensive; just follow our lead!

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How to Read a Seed Packet

How to Read a Seed Packet: Nasturtiums are an easy-to-grow-from-seed annual. Our own Amy F painted the watercolor for this seed packet.

Winter is seed season! Those little paper packets contain not just flowers and vegetables for this year’s organic garden, but also loads of information that can improve your chances of seed-starting success.

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The Lure of the Potting Shed

The Potting Shed: The bench is essential potting shed equipment. No potting bench? The kitchen counter works fine.

The Potting Shed. The words conjure up a vision of a little wooden house, perhaps covered in roses that bloom in early summer. Inside, wooden benches hold flats of seedlings and meticulously maintained tools hang on the wall. Maybe a

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