How to Sow Seeds Indoors

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Seeds can be sowed indoors when the warmer seasons don't last as long as needed. Use a seed starter mix when sowing seeds indoors with instructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video series on gardening and plant care. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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HI, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to learn all about, "How to sow seeds indoors". Now you can sow seeds indoors for many, many reasons. Maybe you live in a colder climate and you want a lot of flowers that are from warmer climates to grow in your garden and you don't have a long enough season. By starting them inside, they'll do really well and then they'll start growing and that they'll bloom that next summer. So it's really easy to grow them indoors. There's lots of different methods that you can use when you start your seeds and whether you use a little tray or the seed trays, you just put a little bit of soil in it and you can get any kind of a seed starter mix too that has a lot more earthy and airy soil in it and a lot of times it has vermiculite in it and put, I just use compost. And just put some compost in there and put a little a bit of seeds in there, just barely covered, keep them moist but not sitting them water and eventually your seeds will start real quickly. And another easiest way that I found to start seeds is to put the seeds in a napkin in a plastic bag. So you just put the seeds in a napkin, get it wet and then put it in the plastic bag and keep it moist but not just soak, as all water. You wanted to keep just wet but not so that it's just a bag of water. And then check on it every couple of days and you'll find that plants will start to sprout and in that time you can either put them in the seed trays or put them right out into your garden. And it's a really easy way to start them indoors. And right now a big trend is starting plants indoors but using mini green houses in effect and they're called Winter Sowing. And you can put this actually outside too or put them inside and you just cut it open about half way, fill it with dirt, put some seeds in there and open it up so it can get some air and even in outside the rain can come in and then the plants have like a little mini green house and they'll start sprouting right inside the container. And because you've cut it half way and then taped it back up, you can just untaped it and take the plants out and put them all over your garden, wherever you want the plants. They works great with different types of, milk jugs too. You just cut them half way, open it up, maybe add some more air holes too; if it doesn't, if it seems like it's getting too much heat and the key that it's working is the condensation. If there's any condensation there, you know it's working. So there's many different ways that you can start your seeds indoors and it's worth the effort and it can be very successful.