Seed Starting Tips

BI recycled paper pot

Spring has arrived!

Here are a few handy tips for successful seed starting indoors:

- Containers should be sanitized and have good drainage.

- A seed starting medium has a finer texture that is ideal for seed starting, where as potting soil can be heavy and garden soil can contain pests and disease.

- Soil temperature is important for getting quick and high-percentage germination. If the seed packet doesn't give an ideal temperature, you can assume 70-75 degrees is appropriate.

- Supplemental light for 14 to 16 hours per day helps seedlings grow stout and strong.


Look for planting supplies such as grow lights, peat pots, peat pellets and Botanical Interests Recycled Paper Pots in our Seed Section.