How To Seed Start Tomatoes and Peppers Indoors Using Seed Trays

Just what it says. The quick basics for starting tomato and pepper seeds indoors. You can start your seeds easily indoors and let them grow by a South facing…

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  1. Starting Seeds Indoors: Basics First

    Happy New Year to everyone… gardens are just around the corner!

    I am going to be starting seeds indoors later in January. Some tips…
    don’t rush. I have ended up with so many transplants before the outdoors
    was ready for them that it was just silly. Fun but silly.

    In zone 7 you can start perennials that take a long time to germinate and
    grow to a transplant size in mid Jan. I typically do carnations. My
    perennial beds are full and they get divided now so I don’t start many
    indoors.

    You can definitely start pansies now too. Seed starting is really easy and
    it will save you a lot of money. A lot!. Pennies per plant versus $3 a pop
    or more.

    But for herbs and vegetables, don’t rush. Mid Jan… Lavender, Rosemary,
    Oregano, Chives and Thyme are good herbs to start. Vegetables are still a
    little early but Leeks and Onions from seed work fine. Couple weeks
    later… leafy greens. Kale is really frost hardy.

    Tomatoes and peppers should be started 6-8 weeks before you can get them in
    the ground safely.

    Here is my 2012 video for starting seed tomato and peppers indoors. 2013
    videos will be coming when it is actually seed starting time. The basics
    are the same for any seed.

    #tomato, #peppers, #seedstarting, #indoors, #vegetable, #garden

  2. Two questions, why do you plant them in the corners and how do transplant
    the seedlings? Must you destroy the base to transplant?

  3. Ah. I am getting the urge to start tomatoes. Still way to early here by 6
    weeks. So I am settlling for sharing old videos.

    On the good side my herb and perennials I planted under grow lights have
    sprouted!

    Starting Tomatoes and Peppers Indoors

    You should start your tomatoes and peppers indoors about 6-8 weeks before
    you have 50 degree nights. Tomato and peppers like the warmth and even if
    you can protect them from the frost and get them out early… if the night
    temperatures are too low, the plants will just sit.

    The warm nights and soil is what they need to really start growing. If you
    have more room to hold transplants indoors or sheltered, you can start them
    8-10 weeks early but the ground they go in needs to be warm.

  4. thanx. very helpful 

  5. this guy is so stupid…why buy 1,000 popsickle sticks …just 1 cell is
    enough to demonstrate, why waste so much time…

  6. Ur really awesome!!!!

  7. SomeOneFromeThere Reply May 15, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Thank you very much.

    I have another question if you may: after I put my seeds do thy need any
    light or thy will grow without light, and when it’s start to grow I take
    them near thw Window? 

  8. I watered from the bottom, now I’m here…… lol

  9. Hey Gary, do I have to use lights to grow peppers indoors, or can i just
    sit them by a window?

  10. I wonder what type of tomatos-tomato seeds,did you manage to harvest from
    your own tomatos?

  11. why do we get unlikes for such a good video? I don’t understand….

  12. Thank you Gary, for you make planting ,step by step an easy process for new
    gardeners. Thank you. Rick

  13. Thanks Gary for the video. you mentioned that you sometimes saved seeds
    from fruits/ vegetables like tomatoes then stored them in a container and
    started them later. I have a question. how do you know that the plant that
    grows from those seeds won’t or will require pruning and other information
    of that kind and all of the details on how to grow it? As far as i know
    information is needed on the variety of plant you wish to grow before
    growing it but the tomatoes i save seeds from never mention the plant
    variety the seeds came from on the packet and so i can never research the
    plant.

  14. SomeOneFromeThere Reply May 15, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Do I need to water them every day in the same way that u didi or I only do
    it once?

  15. Kayak Leviathan Reply May 15, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I appreciate the video but there are WAY too many pop up, comment boxes! It
    was very distracting. 

  16. Also, I’m in west tx. Is it too early to start my seeds? Thx man

  17. Ur really awesome!!!!

  18. At 6:09, in the cell flat all the way to the right, there is a cell in the
    bottom left corner of the cell flat and in it there’s a seedling which is
    hanging down in a weird way. is it leggy?

  19. Whitney Michele Reply May 15, 2014 at 8:04 am

    HI Gary, my name is Whitney. And this is the first time I have ever started
    plants as seeds and really been serious about it. I have had a problem. My
    pepper seeds all have that white fuzz on them, are they all dead? Do I
    throw them all out then start a new batch because I think it maybe too
    late. I don’t a grow light I am using natural sunlight.

  20. Hey Gary, do I need to cover them with plastic once I have the seeds
    planted? I have seen others doing it that way. I’m brand new to this. Great
    video by the way

  21. Haters gonna hate. Good video

  22. You’re gonna end up sick of hearing from me, but thank you for this. I
    haven’t seen those seed trays anywhere in the stores I usually buy online,
    so I might have to go and check some personally, LOL. Right now, I used a
    couple of plastic cups I had to try and start my first tomatoes, but it
    hasn’t worked out that well, as you already know. :P Of course, when I
    planted them, I hadn’t watched all of your helpful videos!

    Thanks for teaching us so much and for sharing. :) 

  23. HOW DO I PREVENT THE BIRDS FROM EATING MY TOMATOES?

  24. Gary Pilarchik
    10:02 AM (edited) – Seed Starting & Planting
    Starting Seeds Indoors: Basics First

    I am going to be starting seeds indoors later in January. Some tips…
    don’t rush. I have ended up with so many transplants before the outdoors
    was ready for them that it was just silly. Fun but silly.

    In zone 7 you can start perennials that take a long time to germinate and
    grow to a transplant size in mid Jan. I typically do carnations. My
    perennial beds are full and they get divided now so I don’t start many
    indoors.

    You can definitely start pansies now too. Seed starting is really easy and
    it will save you a lot of money. A lot!. Pennies per plant versus $3 a pop
    or more.

    But for herbs and vegetables, don’t rush. Mid Jan… Lavender, Rosemary,
    Oregano, Chives and Thyme are good herbs to start. Vegetables are still a
    little early but Leeks and Onions from seed work fine. Couple weeks
    later… leafy greens. Kale is really frost hardy.

    Tomatoes and peppers should be started 6-8 weeks before you can get them in
    the ground safely.

    Here is my 2012 video for starting seed tomato and peppers indoors. 2013
    videos will be coming when it is actually seed starting time. The basics
    are the same for any seed.

    #tomato, #peppers, #seedstarting, #indoors, #vegetable, #garden