Tips for Starting Seeds

Select the Container or Containers to Grow your Seeds

  • start with clean pots, trays and flats that allow for drainage
  • several growing vessels available:
    • seed starting trays and seed growing flats designed for optimal success
    • biodegradable seed starting pots, peat pellets…
    • paper cups, toilet paper rolls, cardboard boxes, milk jugs…


Choosing the Right Soil for Seed Starting

  • seeds require a sterile, light weight potting mix that allows for free drainage
  • ready to use seed starting soils are available; avoid soils that contain fertilizer
  • make your own using soil or compost with peat moss, add sand, vermiculite or perlite
  • add water to the soil mix, this can also be done after you fill your containers