Friday, January 25, 2008
Most annuals are easy to start indoors, and starting your own bedding plants is an economical way to fill out your beds. Start the seeds in flats or trays, and place the trays under lights once the seeds germinate to keep the plants from getting leggy. The lights should only be a few inches from the tops of the plants. Keep the plants well watered and fertilize lightly once they have true leaves. Transplant to individual pots when the plants have 4-6 leaves, and transplant outdoors when the danger of frost has passed.