|Indoor seed starting setup|
1. Always use sterile seed starting mix (I make my own)
2. Cover the seeds with coarse sand (I use Builder's Sand for this), I find this helps in preventing damping off.
3. Bottom water only and do not fertilize until the seedlings have a set of true leaves.
4. Have plenty of light, chances are there is not enough sunlight coming through your windows. I use shop lights with 2 t8 bulbs in them-1 warm and 1 cool.
5. Reflect the light. I use a mylar (first aid) blanket and aluminum cookie sheets from the dollar store (you could just use 2 mylar blankets instead of cookie sheets).
|Use aluminum sheets to reflect the light on seedlings|
7. Run a fan. This keeps the air circulating and also makes for stronger seedlings.
8. Monitor for issues constantly such as damping off and fungus gnats so that you can act immediately.
9. Transplant when ready. I like to wait until the seedlings are bigger. It seems to be easier for me than when they are tiny. I have never had any ill effects from this. This is a good size:
|Plants grown using indoor seed starting setup|
10. Harden off your plants.
So that is it. My top tips for Indoor seed starting-hope they work well for you! Happy planting!!!!