From hot peppers to sweet strawberries, home gardeners are more prolific than ever because they are getting a jumpstart on their growing seasons by seed starting indoors. Seed starting consists of planting your seeds and caring for the seedlings before the weather warms up to help give them a stronger chance for survival and a healthier growing season.
As more people begin to realize growing their favorite plants, fruits and vegetables is relatively simple and inexpensive, seed starting is becoming popular. To smoothly transition indoor seedlings outdoors, it’s helpful to have a few key supplies, including plant light bulbs and garden tools, on hand.
Begin by planting your seeds in peat pots. Peat pots are organic, biodegradable containers that hold your seedlings. As they become saturated with moisture, organizing them on planting trays will help contain any run-off. Then, when outdoor growing conditions are ideal, the peat pots holding your healthy seedlings can be planted directly into the ground.
Germination stations, greenhouse kits and garden systems also help provide optimal indoor growing environments and ease plant transitions outdoors. Ace Hardware has the seed starting supplies you need to help grow your plants to their best potential either in-season or all year long. For more information check out our lawn and garden advice section.