START YOUR SEEDS IN VERMICAST

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too cuteWhile it’s a little early for most seed germination, there are a few types of food plants and flowers that take longer to mature and can be started indoors now.  Broccoli and cauliflower for example, even some peppers will benefit from the longer growing season provided by an early indoor start.

As with all things in life, you can make this as simple or complex as you wish.  People have been known to go full out with bedding trays and heating pads for their seed starts.  We prefer the grab what container you can and go for that nice sunny window method.  No matter how you do it, the trick is, what medium to use when starting your seeds.  Try starting your seeds in worm castings!  The difference is amazing.

As we know vermicast ( http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.com/2012/03/10/know-your-vermicast/ ) is a wonderful growing medium with the fertilizer built right in.  When you start seeds with castings they are set up with soluble nitrogen right off the hope to feed tiny growing plants.  You will also find the plants need less watering because the castings will retain moisture more effectively than peat or soil.  Why don’t you give it a try, contact us for some castings this spring, we’re happy to help.

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