Please explain the differences between non-hybrid seeds and the seeds that you would buy at Home Depot. Which one would you use if you were going to use the seeds from the crops that you just harvested? What is the best way to dry those seeds and then keep them?
If you wish to collect the seeds from what you grew, you will want to use non hybrid seeds.
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How to control fungus growth on germination paper and in trays?
I would treat the paper and trays with an fungicide prior to planting. Also, make sure that after you have planted your seeds, that the trays have good air circulation. A fan set on the lowest setting blowing over the trays can help with this.
How and when do you start seeds in the house?
You want to start your seeds about 6-8 weeks before the last frost date in your area. Check with the local county extension office in your region for obtaining your last frost dates.
I'm starting seedlings with florescent lighting in the garage. How much should light and dark durations be?
Seedlings need a high intensity of light~
Your fluorescent lights should be left on 12 to 14 hours per day. Be sure to hang the lights very close to the plants, no more than three inches away from the foliage or your seedlings will be 'leggy'.
I start all my veggies from seeds. It's so much fun to watch them grow from a tiny seed into something wonderfully delicious!
Is it ok to put flats of seeds under lights before they germinate?
They do not need the light until they germinate, but it will not hurt them to be under the lights before they germinate.
Providing your seed with the correct lighting conditions is as important as giving them the temperature and moisture they need. Some seeds do require light to germinate, some require darkness and some don’t care. Of course, you will find the light requirements for all flowers or vegetables on the back of their packets.
Here are a few flowers I know of that need light to germinate~
I have heard of planting or starting seeds in old newspapers but now cannot find information. Do you know of this?
Do a Google search on 'How to make pots from newspaper'. You can find directions on how to do this!
What seeds can I plant that grows fast?
If you mean vegetables, radishes and lettuce are considered to be among the fastest from planting to harvest.