Ever wonder what it is like to grow over 200 seedlings a year? I am small potatoes compared to other herb/vegetable farmers. So, I thought I would give you an inside glimpse of my seedlings growing inside. You can grow seeds indoors too! Watch the video below:
Indoor Seed Update! 200+ Seedlings!
Update on the seeds.. See how they are doing inside. It's not too late to sign up for the How to Grow Your Seeds Indoors. 200+ plants and growing more. Saving tons of $$$ and controlling what I want to grow.
Posted by Green Talk on Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Grow Seeds Indoors. What I am Growing!
What you will see in the video are the usual suspects plus some usual additions. So here goes!
1. Peppers: I love peppers. I can’t grow enough. And plus,the leaves are yummy!
2. Eggplant: Can be quite picky to grow. Sometimes they germinate and sometimes they don’t. I have one package that says 58% germ rate! This is not a great scenario for an impatient gardener like me. I got only so much time for those teenager like seeds. The wind has to blow in MY direction, seeds.
3. Tomatoes in soil blocks. I am in love with soil blocking these day. Oh, those delicious soil brownies. (Please don’t eat them, kids.)
4. Peanuts: Okay. This is not usual to grow them inside but it is either grow them inside or let Ms. Critter pull them out when they sprout. Hmmm. Grown them inside.
5. Peas: I don’t love growing them inside, but sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do. Over the last couple of years my peas have rotted in the ground for FOMOWW ( fear of missing out on the warm weather).
Yes. What warm weather?? It is April 11th and it is 46 degrees outside. (Yeah, but Anna, you are going to be b*tching when it is 90 in three weeks. Very true.)
Oh and the loves of my life, basil. It doesn’t matter which ones: sweet basil, holy basil, lemon, lime basil, and whatever your name is basil. I love them all. (Grow tons of basil if you ever have a problem with it dying in the middle of the season. Here is why. There is a method to my madness.)
6. Tons of herbs: I grow a many herbs for my herb company, The Naked Botanical: clary sage, Mexican tarragon, lovage, white sage, sesame, hibiscus, moringa, and ashwaghanda, hopefully cumin (grow baby grow,) one lonely Gota Kola, and summer savory.
Mexican tarragon is so cute and tastes just like french tarragon. So you don’t need to spend the money on french tarragon plants. (You can’t grow them from seed.) See I am like State Farm. I know a thing or two about saving money in the garden.
7. And I love my flowers: I am growing marigolds, Sweet William, and so many more.
8. New to the Garden: I always try new seeds each year. This year I am trying ground cherries, a new eggplant, moringa (such a nutritious plant,) and the flower, Phacelia (Bee’s Friend.)
Be an adventuresome gardener! Consider trying these seeds too!
Do You Want to Be a Grow Seed Indoors Dynamo?
It’s not too late. Consider it. Grow seeds indoors. Grab some seeds and let’s start controlling your own destiny!
Save some serious dough. Think what 200 plants would cost me. A small fortune.
But here is the rub. Anyone can plop a seed into a pot and hope it grows. I don’t want you to be one of those hope it can growers. I want you to be a “YESS” it germinated, wave your hands in the air type of person.
Seeds aren’t all built alike. They have different rules.
So say YES.
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I promise you. Once you start growing seeds indoors, you will never go back to buying plants.
And best yet, you will succeed at growing seeds indoors.
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What are you growing?
Hi Anna: Good morning from Philadelphia. Accidentally found your website. I love everything you wrote. I am also an obsessed gardener at a Philadelphia suburb town. What’s your USDA hardiness zone? I am at PA 19004 which is classified as 6b/7a borderline. We just had a freeze warning early this morning until 8 AM. Last winter was one of the coldest winters in history but my Brussels Sprouts, spinach, and rutabaga all survived without any protection. March and the first half of April were all colder than usual. I start most of my vegetables from seeds (mostly from Baker Creek). I just read somewhere that thyme and oregano can be used as companion plants to deter lots of insects. What do you say? Thanks.
Dirk, glad you found us! Did your plants survive from the fall? If so, I would harvest them before it gets warm since they will bolt. As for oregano and thyme, I haven’t had much luck with companion plants. I do plant a ton of annual flowers around my plants. They bring in beneficial bugs. If you plant any mint plant which is the same family as oregano, that mint plant will take up your bed in a couple of years. Thyme won’t and stays pretty low so no harm. If you want to use oregano put it in a pot near your beds and be sure to water it regularly. Read HERE about thug plants.
Enjoyed your video very much. I also have about 200 plants. About 80% sprouted so far. Many varieties, I have bought the survivalist seed packs. just enough vegetables for my wife and I. still looking at a lot of snow outside. Nothern WI. Last year was colder than normal, so I am getting a good head start
Todd, love that you are growing so many seeds. Anna