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Dave walks you through the process of starting seeds indoors.
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Alright, you know, it has been cold so far this spring and you might want to start some seeds inside. No matter of what type of seed you are starting, you do it basically the same way, the difference is, when you start it. So, look at the back of the pack and they will often tell you how many weeks in advance you want to start your seeds before you move them outside.
So we have got a couple of seeds starting kits here that we want to show you. You can reuse this year to year, just be sure that you have cleaned them out because you do not want to have any diseases spread around. We have got our seeds starter kit, mixed which is just basically a nice special soil that is sterile. We are just going to put some of the dirt right in the tray and basically we are going to create like a mini greenhouse.
This is pretty cool because we are able to control the amount of moisture and also the heat inside these particular kits and this has a nice little cover to it. And, this also has some vents here and you just punch this out and flip them up and what this does is that allows some of the air to circulate. This is some romaine lettuce seeds that I have got so I am just going to start a nice little row, and I could be either do one or two rows depending on how aggressive I want to be.
And we are just going to put in the seeds and you just sort of pinch them together, probably that all up. You really got to be careful about watering because the soil is so light that you will start moving it with the water, so I just really sprinkle it and I kind of use my fingers to kind of break it up. You do not want to over water this at all, remembers this is going to be covered so whatever water we put in, we will basically stay there.
So I have got just a little bit of water, and then I am going to cover this up and I will check this in an hour or so just to see if the soil is fairly moist and you notice also that there will be some condensation inside of this as well, that will be another indication that there is enough moisture in there.
We have got a window sole over here, we can move this to; I have got the seed heating mat and this will keep the temperature of the seeds just a little bit warmer and help them germinate just a little bit better. So, you can add this in your sort of bag of tricks to get your seeds going inside before you plant them outside.