Some seeds can actually germinate quicker and healthier when supplied with warm soil—obtained usually through a bottom heat source.
In this video Tricia from Peaceful Valley Grow Organic demonstrates the ways to prepare hard-coated seeds for planting.
Seed packets have more seeds than I really need. Can I save some for next year?
What do I do if I have a seed packet that doesn’t say when I should start the seeds indoors?
Do the descriptions in seed catalogs have you confused?
A good seed packet should give you much of the info you need to know to grow that plant. Here’s what to look for, and why:
Here are two tricks to remember when transplanting seedlings in biodegradable pots.
Here’s a tip for when you’re preparing seedlings to brave the great outdoors.
So far this year my daughter and I have sowed seeds (indoors) of Johnny jump ups (Viola ‘Helen Mount’), black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata ‘Spanish Eyes Mix’; shown), French marigolds (Tagetes patula ‘Sparky Mix’) and nasturtiums (Tropaeolum nanum ‘Jewel Mix’).
Tips on starting plants from seed.
When and how should I pinch seedlings that I’m growing inside?