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 Grow An Avocado Tree!
There's nothing more fun than growing your own Avocado Tree! How do I do it? Open the avocado and remove the pit from the center. You can eat the fruit of the avocado -- it's yummy and is full of nutrients! Wash the avocado pit
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 Watering
Water in a manner that doesn't wash out the seeds or seedlings. Gentle dribbling or bottom soaks in a pan of tepid water work well. Soil that looks muddy probably is. Add some more drainage slits to the base of the flat and/or reduce the amount o
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 Fertilizing Seedlings and a Simple Explanation of N-P-K
'When should I fertilize my seedlings?' I begin to fertilize my seedlings a few days after I transplant them. I intially give them a very weak solution of fertilizer.....that's no more than 25% percent strength solution. 'Why is the fer
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 OK, my seedlings are growing, now what do I do?
Make sure they get plenty of light (see 'Do I need special lights') and fertilize weekly (see' I'm new to starting seeds...?). When they're big enough to handle,usually when they have 2-3 sets of leaves, it's time to transplant them to individual co
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 I'm new to growing from seed, how do I get started?
Starting your own plants from seed is one of the most rewarding gardening experiences, it can also save you a small fortune! Also, many species and varieties are simply unavailable unless you 'grow-your-own'. Choosing seeds is the first step,
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 I'd Like to Use My Compost for Seed Sowing, but It's Full of Weeds.
This is a very, very easy fix. I have used homemade compost to sow seeds in. Compost is great, it's rich in nutrients and retains moisture very well. The only drawback is that it can also contain plenty of seeds. It's actually reall
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 The Baggie Method
There are many different ways to germinate seeds. The Baggie Method is fun and easy to do. This FAQ started as a post on the Growing From Seed Forum and was posted by 'Taryn' on Thu, Mar 6, 03. Other tips in the FAQ have been share
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 What is the dreaded damping-off disease? How do I prevent and/or treat it?
Damping off is a fungal disease which attacks the seedlings at the soil line, withering the stem and causing the seedling to fall over and die. The best prevention is cleanliness! Use a sterile growing medium,preferably one containing milled
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 What Types of Containers Can I Use for Seed Sowing?
Seeds don't know what they're sown into, it is not necessary to use traditional containers manufactured for seed and plant uses. I like to use containers with a depth of at least two inches soil so I won't have to water frequently. Wash recy
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 Transplanting
You can start transplanting right after germination and move seedlings while very small with little or no root disturbance. Gentrly loosen the soil under the roots and prick out individuals carefully, lift by the leaves, not by the stem or you can cr
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 Direct Sowing
Prepare the ground prior to sowing by removing weeds, large stones and pebbles as best you can. Amend growing area with organic material (compost or peat moss, etc.) Rake ground smooth to diminish low spots where water may puddle and gi
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 Easy Hardening-Off Method
Get some cheapo plastic laundry baskets from the dollar store....you may even have some on hand already. Use the baskets that have a wide open-weave pattern in their sidewalls. Invert them over the flats of seeds you are hardening off outs
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 What Type of Soil Can I Use in the Flats?
Use the brand you prefer. Some bags will say 'for seed sowing' or something similar on them. Stay away from bags of soil that say weed-free as they may contain chemicals to prevent germination of weed seeds in that soil. Those chemicals will a
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 Do I need special growlights for starting seeds?
The consensus among the many experienced gardeners at GardenWeb is that ordinary 40-watt fluorescent bulbs, in standard 'shoplight' type fixtures (inexpensive and widely available at home-improvement and general retail stores) are adequate for the h
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 Seedling Watering w/o Plastic Dome
       • Posted by: Bill1897 6b on Wed, Mar 14, 12 at 22:53
              • 15 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Mar 21, 12 at 14:05
I have four 72-cell Jiffy tray with seeds of various vegetable varieties. I originally had the plastic cover on to keep the moisture on but a few seedlings in each tray began to emerge so I took each lid off. The majority of seedlings have not spr
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 bottom watering then what
       • Posted by: rexanne z5 Chicago on Tue, Jan 17, 12 at 13:48
              • 14 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Feb 6, 12 at 13:41
new to seed starting and trying to do an initial set up that makes the most sense. So I am getting some permanent trays and cell inserts to start some seeds. I plan to bottom water but then what do you all do for the extra water? Take the trays
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 watering established seedlings
After transplanting from cell packs to 3.5
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 really need help with watering!
I am trying to grow seedling transplants. I am using styrofoam blocks with holes in them; each hole holds a seed plug that is made of a soil less mix. The light is about 4
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 Should I continuo watering them
       • Posted by: perezjuanf 10a on Sat, Mar 30, 13 at 14:54
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I just started growing seeds in a small greenhouse which has a growing light I sprinkled the growind mediums before planting the seeds should I continue doing so of just wait until the seeds sprout Thanks Return to the Growing
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 Watering from Bottom
       • Posted by: Bill1897 none on Wed, Mar 14, 12 at 7:46
              • 6 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Dec 28, 13 at 18:36
Hi All, I've just started seeds for eggplant, cherry tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries,onions,lettuce, stevia, and a bunch of other plants. I am in a zone 6B. I have four 72 cell seed starting trays and I was w
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