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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sixty Second Secrets for Gardening Success

Today on Sixty-Second Secrets for Gardening Success: Starting Seeds!
Starting seeds is a fun and inexpensive way to get your garden started for the season.
To start your seeds indoors, purchase trays or pots and potting soil specially designed for staring seed from your local garden center or hardware store.
Start seeds about 4-8 weeks before the last frost in your area. Read the seed packet carefully to determine how much time seeds need to germinate.  Avoid starting seeds indoors too early as this will result in crowded spindly looking plants.
Sow seeds according to package instructions and water in with a fine mist sprayer and cover with a plastic dome or bag.

Place the seeds in a warm location out of direct sunlight until seeds germinate.  About 2 weeks prior to planting out, gradually move your seedlings outside and reduce the amount of water they receive to harden them off.

For more information on gardening, contact your local 
CSU Extension Office.

Sixty-Second Secrets for Gardening Success is a production of 
Colorado State University Extension. 
CSU Extension: Extending knowledge, changing lives.

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