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Starting a Garden: Seed Starting Basics


Are you new to starting your own vegetable garden seeds? Doing it yourself can save you money and get you involved with the food you eat from seed to harvest. In this video, Illinois Extension horticulture educator Chris Enroth demonstrates seed starting while at home during the Coronavirus outbreak in March of 2020.

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Timing Your Seeding 0:24

Picking Your Container 1:00

Preparing the Potting Mix 1:50

Planting Seeds and Different Seed Types 4:06

The Seed Starting (Germination) Rack 9:55

Lighting 10:10

Bottom Heat 12:07

Humidity 13:07

After Germination - Airflow 13:35

After Germination - Watering 14:32

After Germination - Temperature 15:44