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Monday, December 25, 2017

Indoor Vegetable Seed Starting Basics & Preventing 4 Major Mistakes - The Rusted Garden Show EP 1

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Indoor Vegetable Seed Starting Basics and Preventing 4 Major Mistakes 
The Rusted Garden Show EP 1

I will have a new vegetable gardening show for 2018 call, what else, The Rusted Garden Show. It will be about 20-30 minutes long and be specific to a theme. I will cover a lot of information and link more detailed videos to the show, so you can find more information when needed.

The show will flow in real-time as it will cover what I am doing in my garden for 2018. I am in Maryland Zone 7.  Below is the description to the video and you can see a table of contents. This episode is all about learning the basics for starting seeds indoors. It is a great way to see what is needed and how to avoid 4 big mistakes.

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Welcome to The Rusted Garden Show EP 1. It is all about indoor vegetable seed starting basics. If you are just getting started, this video is for you.  I cover the cells, trays, starting mixes and lighting. Plus I review the 4 biggest mistakes you can make and how to avoid them. There is a table of contents, so you can move through the video as you was wish.

0:00    Start & Introduction
0:51    Seed Starting Cells & Flats
5:25    Seed Starting Mix (Making it & Preparation)
6:20    Mistake 1: Starting Mix is too Dry
7:10    Setting Up Seed Cells & Using Peat Pellets
9:25    Mistake 2: Leggy Plants & Proper Lighting
10:35  Skip the Small Cells & Grow in Larger Container
11:50  Mistake 3: Too Much Fertilizer - Use less!
14:25  Mistake 4: No Outdoor Soil - Stopping Insects & Diseases
17:15  Video Introduction: Building a Composting Tube
18:00  All the Details on Lighting - Kelvin & Lumens