starting seeds

Pansies are cool-season plants, they like cooler temperatures, and so do their seeds.(Photo by Joanne Young)

Starting seeds outdoors

Judith Adam

Everything you need to know about sowing annual flower and vegetable seeds in the garden

Starting seeds indoors

Judith Adam

Seeds of annual flowers and vegetables are easy to germinate and grow on to seedling stage, either indoors under lights or outdoors directly in the garden. There are basic protocols for soil, light and moisture, with specific requirements applying to individual plant species.

First attempt at starting seeds indoors

Kat Fox

The top of my refrigerator ended up being the only suitable place for starting seeds indoors, because it’s out of the way and close enough to the light.