Learn the basics of starting seeds indoors for long-maturing plants like tomato, pepper and eggplant. You’ll find out about when to start different seeds indoors, materials you’ll need for planting, and tips on equipment you’ll need to create an at-home DIY grow-light station.
Presenter bio: Innisfil Seed Library founder Bridget Indelicato is a passionate seed saver and grower, gardener and host of the YouTube channel Mindful Gardening. Bridget shares her passion and knowledge about home gardening and combines growing food and flowers naturally and sustainably to support pollinators and create diversity even in the smallest space. Subscribe to her channel to see more gardening videos: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWZrp7e0ap_z…
SEED PLANTING DATES: If you live in Barrie or Innisfil, ON, the planting zone is 5a and the last frost date is estimated to be May 20 (Veseys Canada).
Start indoors before last frost:
10-12 weeks: rosemary, leeks, lavender
8-10 weeks: parsley, pepper
6-9 weeks: eggplant
6-8 weeks: tomato, tomatillo
6 weeks: broccoli, Brussel sprout, cabbage
4-6 weeks: cauliflower, collards, okra
5-7 weeks: basil
3-4 weeks: chamomile, pumpkin
2-4 weeks: squash, sweet corn, cucumber
This video is part of the Virtual Innisfil Seedy Saturdays 2021 program. Visit https://www.innisfilseedlibrary.ca for more seed growing and saving resources.