Starting Herbs and Perennials Indoors – Seed Mix and Planting Techniques: The Rusted Garden 2013

Many herbs and perennials can be started indoors 10-12 weeks early because they can take 2-3 weeks to germinate. I show you the basics of seed starting mixes…
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  1. I am actually going to shoot an new video series in like 10 minutes called 2 minute Garden Tips. I am doing the first tip as preparing seed starting mix and bottom watering. To answer your question…. pre wet it for all seeds. Water it from the bottom not on top. Fill the seed tray 1/3 with water and what every isnt absorb after 20-30 minutes dump out. All this will be in next video… weird you asked as I am setting it up.

  2. Thanks for the great information Gary. I am going to sow my own herbs this year and I already learned something new from this video. Now do you wet the seed starting mix for all your plants and veggies or just the herbs? And how do you know how much water to put in the soil to wet it? Do you just sprinkle it in or pour it or what?
    Thanks from a fellow gardener. Bev

  3. Nice video Gary, very easy to follow and some really good tips.
    You’re right – it is a good activity on these long winter days.
    Spending a lot of time under the grow room lights to help with S A D
    (seasonal affect disorder) ha ha