I really can't take credit for the lovely seedlings. I taught Little Sis how to care for them, and she's done it daily.
Here are a few tips for starting seeds indoors:
- Water: keep them moist, but don't overdo it. Rainwater is best, if you have it.
- Turn: if seedlings are in front of a window, they'll stretch toward the sun. Turn them a few times a day. They get a nice back and forth work out, and don't get so leggy/spindly.
- Brush: brush your hand back and forth across the seedlings (very gently) a couple of times a day. This helps build strong, healthy, stocky stems; outside, a breeze would do this naturally. You can also turn a fan on them a few times a day (don't blow them off the table!).
- Timing: if you start your seeds too soon, you'll need to re-pot them once the roots fill up their starter cells. I started mine early on purpose; maybe I'll have a few extra plants to sell.