Seed starting: 12 easy setups for home gardeners

Categories: How To
Published on: March 2, 2016

Mother Earth News / Shelley Stonebrook / December 2015/January 2016

seed-starting-recycled-mateGrowing your own seedlings indoors can save you big bucks, as well as open up a whole new world of crop variety options. When you start seeds at home, you aren’t limited to the, well, “garden variety” plants available at most garden centers. You can order seeds of anything you desire to try — such as disease-resistant, organically bred, regionally adapted or rare heirloom varieties — from the many mail-order seed companies across the United States, and then sprout them yourself.

The range of setups you can use to start your seeds is nearly as diverse as the plants you can grow. We reached out to our readers to find out what seed-starting setups work well for them, and this is a roundup of their ideas.

[ FULL ARTICLE ]