Seed Starting 101 Series: Essential Seed Starting Equipment

Today I am excited to share with you, all the tools that I use when starting seeds indoors. To grow seeds successfully indoors, these are the essential tools you need to have on hand to do it well and to grow strong healthy seedlings! Thank you for following along with me on my Seed Starting 101 series. Today we will be going over the essential seed starting equipment that is needed for you to successfully plant your seed indoors. Before we get going, a couple thoughts I want to share. Related Article you may also be interested in: Seed Starting 101: Winter Sowing How to Harden Off Your Seedlings How to Keep Your Seed Stash Organized Our favorite Homesteading and Gardening tools are available in our Amazon Shop! Things to Think About Before Starting Seeds Indoors: First, please remember as we go along, that I grow a LOT of stuff. My goal here on our homestead, is to grow most of the fruits and veggies that we eat. I also grow extra seed starts to sell, see how here: How to Make Money Selling Plants at Home. So please don’t be overwhelmed by my set up. You can start with one tray of seeds, or 5 or 10, or more. That is all up to you. IMPORTANT: Please also think about the space you have to dedicate to seed starting before you begin. It can easily take an entire room, or not. But you have to plan for where it is going to go. If you have cats, or inquisitive dogs, you may want to put your seed starting project in a room with a door so you can keep them out. It is horrible to have put in all the time and effort and then come find…

Seed Starting 101: Series Launch

I am so excited to launch this Seed Starting 101 Series! I will be sharing all my tips and tricks and I hope it answers all your seed starting questions! Welcome to my Seed Starting 101 guide! The most exciting thing to me after the holidays, is getting ready for starting my seeds. Here in this series, Seed Starting 101, I will share the step by step the processes I use for many seeds I start indoors starting in Winter. Please let me know if you have any questions or need further clarification on anything. You might also be interested in these related articles: The Essential Seed Starting Equipment How to Harden Off Your Seedlings Seed Starting 101: Winter Sowing Our favorite Homesteading and Gardening tools in our Amazon Shop! Seed Starting 101: What to Grow Before deciding on what seeds to grow, you need to start with a garden plan. There are many online tools to help you with this, or if you are like me, just sketch it out with pen and paper. First and foremost, grow what your family will eat. If they hate Brussel sprouts, then don’t grow them. Really think about the food you currently eat. Do you eat pasta with red sauce once a week, once a month? Pizza sauce? Salsa? I think about all of these as well as fresh eating, to determine how many tomatoes to grow. Basically I grow as many as I possibly can because I love tomatoes in all forms, and can up any that we don’t eat fresh, in some way shape or form. If you are new to preserving food, the easiest way is in the freezer. See my article The Benefits of Freezing Your Tomato Harvest. Or dehydrating. Do you buy frozen…