Seed Starting Basics

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Winter is a fun time of year for gardeners. We get to browse seed catalogs and web sites and dream of bountiful gardens with never a thought for inconvenient truths like digging or weeding. But before you actually start buying seeds, take time out for a reality check – especially if you are a new gardener. Do you know how much sun your garden will receive through the growing season? Most vegetables and many ornamental flowering plants need at least six hours of full sun daily. Now consider the growing requirements of those seeds you’re contemplating – just how big is your garden, and how much room will those seeds require when they grow into mature plants? Keeping these realities in mind as you decide which seed varieties to buy will help ensure a successful harvest later.

Source: The Cook’s Garden

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