Seed Starting Tips
Starting your garden from seed is cheap, and easy! A packet of seeds runs from $1.70-3.00 and you can store the seeds you don't use for the next year. Seed starting supplies (trays, cell inserts and humidomes) are inexpensive and reusable each year. You can reduce your costs even more by using yogurt cups, eggshells, small paper cups and other found objects you already have on hand. Eggshells? That's right, read P Allen Smith's blog to learn more. The most expensive investment is a simple T5 fluorescent light fixture, available from any garden center or home improvement store. Seedlings need 12-18 hours of light each day to grow strong and stocky, rather than tall and leggy. Read more about starting from seed here.