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    Inexpensive ways to start your garden, learn how to sprout seedlings for a low-cost vegetable garden

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    what a great idea, i'm gonna start saving those eggshells and try this... thanks!

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    Getting a spring in my step too, any recommendations for good starting soil? Most of the time my seedlings die before I can get them outside. (they get moldy, no matter how dry I try to keep them)

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    I just use whatever is on sale. Anything from MiracleGrow to peat pots. I'm too lazy to do it but you can even bake some dirt from the garden in the oven to kill off weeds and such. Between an osculating fan and only watering when they get a little droopy I haven't run into serious mold issues. By watering I mean squirting with mist.

    I have read that 9 parts water to 1 part hydrogen peroxide clears up mold very effectively. Anyone tried that?

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    great idea on egg carton. I should have several ready to use for sprouting seeds by late February and the months ahead. Thanks!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HerbLady View Post
    I just use whatever is on sale. Anything from MiracleGrow to peat pots. I'm too lazy to do it but you can even bake some dirt from the garden in the oven to kill off weeds and such. Between an osculating fan and only watering when they get a little droopy I haven't run into serious mold issues. By watering I mean squirting with mist.

    I have read that 9 parts water to 1 part hydrogen peroxide clears up mold very effectively. Anyone tried that?
    Nope, but I'm willing to try the experiment. I think I read something here too about chamomile tea working too.

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    I never thought of egg cartons or knew about the peroxide. i do have problems with mold. Thanks for the tip.

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    You need to be careful about purchasing your dirt, I was planting my flowers on the deck and bought the first stuff that was on sale. It wasn't until I was filling the pots that I noticed that it said on the bag "Not for consumable plants, vegetables and fruits, etc",! I was putting the dirt in flower pots, but sometimes if a pot gets broken or whatever, I empty the dirt into the garden! I have no idea if I've used this dirt before for starting seeds, etc. I am MUCH BETTER at reading the packages now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaecha View Post
    You need to be careful about purchasing your dirt, I was planting my flowers on the deck and bought the first stuff that was on sale. It wasn't until I was filling the pots that I noticed that it said on the bag "Not for consumable plants, vegetables and fruits, etc",! I was putting the dirt in flower pots, but sometimes if a pot gets broken or whatever, I empty the dirt into the garden! I have no idea if I've used this dirt before for starting seeds, etc. I am MUCH BETTER at reading the packages now.

    Thats good to know I didnt realize there was that much of a difference. This year I'm keeping my efforts on edible plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaecha View Post
    You need to be careful about purchasing your dirt, I was planting my flowers on the deck and bought the first stuff that was on sale. It wasn't until I was filling the pots that I noticed that it said on the bag "Not for consumable plants, vegetables and fruits, etc",! I was putting the dirt in flower pots, but sometimes if a pot gets broken or whatever, I empty the dirt into the garden! I have no idea if I've used this dirt before for starting seeds, etc. I am MUCH BETTER at reading the packages now.
    Thanks for the heads up! I never would have even thought about paying that much attention.

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    I really want to start some of our plants this year. A lot of the stores use foam egg cartons, would these work or should they be the cardboard ones? I'll have to try and keep the egg shells too. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rott440 View Post
    what a great idea, i'm gonna start saving those eggshells and try this... thanks!
    love recycling idea. I am going to start some peas next wee this site will surly help start early planting in our weather in ky

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    in ky we had snow this morning but my green thumb is itching to start seeds this site has great info

 

 

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