How to Start Seeds for Your Garden Indoors

By: Julie Day

Seedlings sprouting in container

Step 5: Cover Containers and Allow Seeds to Germinate

Cover your seedlings with plastic wrap or the clear cover provided with the seed tray and place in a warm spot under bright lights. Water from the bottom whenever the soil feels dry, but don’t make it soggy.

Some seeds germinate within a few days while others may take several weeks or more.

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  • Tom McGibbon Says:
    March 22nd, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I enjoyed the article, “How to start vegetable seeds indoors”. I have several fluorescent lights in my house that I thought I would use but you do mention that you need full-spectrum (daylight) bulbs. I take it, these bulbs are different that everyday fluorescent bulbs and to be effective the full-spectrum bulbs are necessary.

    Thanks,

    Tom McGibbon


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