This video shares 6 time saving tips to help you do less up-potting, less hardening off, less transplanting, less fertilizing, and less watering when starting seeds.
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“Square Foot Gardening” by Mel Bartholomew –
6 mil greenhouse plastic:
0:25 – Direct sow seeds outside whenever possible
1:55 – Direct sow cool weather crops before the last frost to reduce pest pressures
3:36 – Start plants in relatively large pots to avoid potting up
4:21 – Bottom water plants in order to water less frequently
5:00 – Use nutrient rich potting mix so you don’t have to fertilizer
6:07 – Let your plants’ needs determine whey they’re planted/transplanted
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