Getting Started With Seed Starting


On today’s podcast episode, Harold and Rachel talk about everything you need to know about starting your garden from seeds.

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 236 – March 3, 2024

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  • Well, automatic waterers…I have a system I want to try for weekends away etc.
  • Bottom watering when you can.




Air Movement 

  • Just use a fan

Soaking, scarification, stratification

Which Plants To Start

  • Tomatoes, peppers, herbs, onion, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, melons

Hardening Off

  • Move in and out of the house or greenhouse starting with dappled shade and maybe a row cover, increasing time and sun for about a week.

Transplanting To The Garden

  • Check your frost dates, have ways to protect plants with buckets or row covers, some plants want warm soil like peppers and tomatoes. Make sure your beds are prepped and watered. 
  • Frost Blanket– you can get heavier blankets, this is the most used weight. You can also layer it over hoops.

Seed Starting Booklet from Storey:

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Christine

    I would love more information on fodder for rabbits. I want to start doing that for my rabbits

  2. Paul

    Excellent podcast. ?, maybe I missed it but where can I buy the book mentioned at the end about 1st time gardeners?

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