Starting our seeds indoors will give us a head start to the growing season.
Gather your seed-starting containers, starting medium or soil mix, watering can or spray bottle (we spray mist our seedlings on the first day), labels, marking pen, and seed packets.
Start your seeds in just about any container that will hold 1 to 2 inches of start medium. You can use: yogurt containers, small plastic containers etc. We went ahead and bought some seedling starter containers because we had lots of seeds to start and in our experience it can be a lot easier to move around than several containers. When choosing containers to start your seeds make sure it won’t become easily waterlogged because this will cause root-rot. After the seedlings form more roots they’ll develop their true leaves and will then need to be transferred to a larger container that will provide more space for root growth. Make sure the containers have holes for drainage.
Follow the seed packet instructions for planting and lighting. We keep our seedlings under light for about 14 hours per day. The rule of thumb is for at least 12 hours but can be up to 16 hours. I suggest you choose what is best for you. We also use a heat mat to help speed up the germination process.
So our seedlings have been sowed now we wait for the germination process!