Everyone wants a beautiful yard and a productive vegetable garden.
And you want your yard to be full of fun and exotic flowers and veggies. By learning to grow your own seedlings indoors, you expand your gardens variety and fill it with plants most of the people at the local garden center have never even heard of. And all for a fraction of the cost!
Today you will learn everything you need to know about starting seedlings indoors in your basement, garage or even your living room!
What you learn with Seed Starting Simplified . . .
Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Supplies & Materials
Module 3: Soils
Module 4: Caring for you Seedlings
Module 5: Timing
Module 6: Seeds, Seeds, Seeds
Module 7: Demo Section
Combined this course has over 2 and a half hours of seed starting instruction!
Of course you have the Udemy 30 day money back guarantee! I'm sure in just a few short weeks your yard and garden is going to be packed with new flowers and veggies. But if for any reason you are not satisfied with the course please return it within 30 days for a full refund!
Time to get started. Here's a quick overview of all the Supplies and Materials you will need to get growing!!
So what do you use to grow your seedlings in? There are lots of options out there, in this section we will take a look at some of the different containers you can use.
You don't HAVE TO have a heat mat, but they sure help your seedlings germinate faster! I love them!!
A good inexpensive 2 bulb florescent light will provide all the light your growing seedlings need.
A timer is not 100% necessary but it sure is handy!
Here are a few ideas for how to set up your lights and containers.
Here's a very cheap and easy way to make a great container for your seedlings.
Peat Pellets are kind of fun. Just plop them in some water and they grow into a great little container for your seedlings.
Let's see what you learned about seed starting supplies and materials!
In this section we will talk a little about making your own seedling mix!
This is how I do it! Store bought mixes are quick and easy to use.
Seedling need just the right amount of water, too much and they will get stressed out, too little and you will lose them or they will never really grow!
I like to give me seedlings a little organic feritlizer when they get about 2 weeks old.
A little piece of plastic wrap will help those seedlings to germinate. Be sure to take it off a couple of days after they sprout!
Your seedlings need a solid 16 hours of light to grow the way they should.
Let's take a look at the first 2 of 4 common problems. Germination problems and tall or spindly plants.
Here we cover Dampening Off and some common watering problems.
How much did you learn about caring for your seedlings?
It's all about timing, here we are going to learn when we should be getting our seeds in.
When you seedlings are almost fully grown you need to give them a few days outside so that they can adjust to their new environment before you put them in the garden.
Keeping track of what you plant and went is an important part of seed starting. Attached to this lecture is a log I use to track what and when I plant. Feel free to print as many copies as you would like!
So which seeds should we start indoors and which should we just plant in the garden?
Find a nice cool, dark, dry spot to store your seeds and they will last for years.
What's the difference between Hybrid and Open pollinated seeds?
Here's a look at how I get my seedlings started!
Hi guys, I'm Rick Stone and I’m a gardening fanatic! Over the last 19 years I've grown a large garden at my home and it seems like every year that garden gets a little larger! Most years we grow between 800 to 1100 pounds of fresh veggies for our table and tons of great flowers to make our yard look awesome.
I grow all of my own seedlings and we have learned how to extend our garden harvest to 365 days a year. Even in our zone 5b garden! Growing in cold frames and hoop houses is the key!!
I'm a graduate of the Utah State University Master Gardener program and have been teaching classes for many years on gardening basics and year round gardening. For the last year I have been teaching courses online to nearly 1000 students. Come join me and we will learn everything you need to know to have a successful garden!!