Welcome to Seed Starting Simplified!
"Seed Starting Simplified" is an online course that will teach you the following:
Supplies and Materials
What are the best gadgets and supplies that you will need for growing your own seedlings? This course will teach you the best types of containers to use. Learn why a simple timer and a heat mat will make a world of difference in your seed-starting effort. Lights are important to have and in this course, you will learn which lights to buy and which to avoid!
You can't just use any old "dirt", when starting your own seedlings indoors! Learn what type of seedling mix to use to get those new plants off to their best start. These mixes can either be bought from a store, or you can even make your own. We will discuss both options!
Caring for your growing seedlings
How you care for your seedlings in the few weeks between germination and moving them out to your garden is key! In this course, you will learn how often and how best to water your seedlings.
Other questions that will be answered by this course are:
- What type of fertilizer should you use, when should you apply it, and how often
- How long should your lights be on
- What are some common problems you might face when growing seedlings
- And how to solve them.
When should you start your seedlings indoors? How long should each type of vegetable or flower stay indoors before they are transplanted out into the garden? What does "Hardening Off" mean and how do you do it? Learn the answers to all these questions in this course.
Which seeds should you be starting indoors under lights? Which seeds should you plant directly in the garden and not bother with indoors? Do I have to buy new seeds every year? If not, what can I do to make my seeds last for many years? What are hybrid seeds, what are heirloom seeds, and what is the difference?
Putting it all together
As part of this course, I take you step by step through the process with a full demonstration of how to plant and grow your own seedlings. So that you see exactly what you need to do.
Combined this course has over 3 1/2 hours of great instruction and you have ongoing access to the course so you can watch it over and over again!