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How to Start Vegetable Seeds Indoors with Seed Trays

Starting vegetable seeds indoors using seed trays is a great way to get a jump start on the growing season. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Fill seed trays with seed compost or a mixture of equal parts peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite. Water the compost until it is evenly moist.

Use a pencil or other pointed object to make a small hole in the compost for each seed. The depth of the hole should be about three times the size of the seed.

Place one seed in each hole and cover it with compost. Gently press down on the compost to ensure good seed-to-soil contact.

Water the seed trays lightly to moisten the soil and seeds. Place the trays in a warm location with plenty of natural light, or use grow lights to provide the necessary light for seed germination.

Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Water the seed trays as needed to keep the soil evenly moist.

Once the seedlings have emerged, provide them with additional light by placing them near a sunny window or using grow lights.

When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into pots or the garden. Be sure to harden them off gradually by placing them in a sheltered location outdoors for increasing periods of time before planting them in their permanent location. Other information you can also click


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