Indoor seeding tips from Pike Nurseries - New York News

Indoor seeding tips from Pike Nurseries

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

It's never too early to start indoor planting! Pike Nurseries' Melodie McDanal stopped by Good Day Atlanta on Friday with tips on how they can start their seeds indoors now.

How to Start Seeds


·    A Seed Starter Kit is the easiest way to get started since most include seed starter mix and a tray that turns into a mini greenhouse
·    It's important to use a seed starting mix since it is very light - this makes it easy for the seeds to start to germinate and the roots to grow


1.    Soak the seed starting mix in water and then squeeze as much water out as possible
Each seed has slightly different preferences

  • Look at the back of the seed packet to see how deep the seed needs to be planted
  • Typically, the larger the seed, the deeper it should be planted

2.    It's easiest to use a pencil to make a hole in the soil to plant your seed

3.    Plant one seed per cell or pot and cover with soil

  • If the seeds are very tiny, you can put a few seeds in one pot

4.    If you're planting different types of seeds, be sure to label your seeds so you can easily identify them later

5.    Gently water the newly planted seed. If you used a seed starter kit, be sure the lid is securely on so that it acts as a greenhouse

6.    Place your seeds in the sunniest place in your home that is also warm. If your windows are drafty, place your new seedlings a few feet from the window

7.    Once your seeds get their first set of true leaves, start fertilizing your seedlings

8.    You can plant your seedlings outdoors when the temperature in your home is about the same as the temperature outside or after the risk of frost has passed. This is usually at the end of March or early April

Super Sow Sunday event -- This Sunday from 10am-3pm all Pike Nurseries stores are celebrating #SuperSowSunday. You can come in and we'll help you get everything you need to start seeds
If you'd like, you can even plant them in the store with personal assistance from Pike's gardening experts.

Click here for more information.

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Hidden Treasures: April 24

    Hidden Treasures: April 24

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:32:15 GMT
    We asked you to share your hidden treasures with us, and boy, did you ever! We got dozens of emails from viewers who wanted to know what the items they had stashed away are worth.
    We asked you to share your hidden treasures with us, and boy, did you ever! We got dozens of emails from viewers who wanted to know what the items they had stashed away are worth.
  • Weekend Event Celebrates "Anything With A Motor In It"

    Weekend Event Celebrates "Anything With A Motor In It"

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:10:13 GMT
    If you spend your days fixing up cars, reading car magazine, and dreaming about that car you've always wanted...you might be a car enthusiast.
    If you spend your days fixing up cars, reading car magazine, and dreaming about that car you've always wanted...you might be a car enthusiast.
  • Safely restrain pets with the PupSaver

    Safely restrain pets with the PupSaver

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:07:29 GMT
    Most people treat their dogs just like their children. However, when it comes to dog safety in the vehicle, many drivers are buckling the children up but not safely restraining their pets.
    Most people treat their dogs just like their children. However, when it comes to dog safety in the vehicle, many drivers are buckling the children up but not safely restraining their pets.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices