Favorite Seed Starting Resources

hand holding plant seedlings

It’s snowing here in Wisconsin as I write this blog post. Living in a northern climate can be tough because of our long winters. Long winters mean a short gardening season, which can be challenging if you love gardening as much as I do.

Right around this time of year I start to get a little impatient for spring to usher in the first days of getting my hands dirty in the soil. My fingernails have been far too clean for the last few months!

That’s why each year it feels like seed starting season arrives at the perfect time. I usually start my onions around the end of February and then work my way through my seed starting calendar over the next month.

Little by little my seed starting rack fills up with tiny, baby plants that I can fuss over and check on every day. Seed starting signals to me that the gardening season has officially begun and that I’ll be back out planting these little green vegetables very soon.

I breath a big sigh of relief when I break out my seed starting supplies each February. Spring is coming, I just have to hold on for a few more weeks.

If you’re a new gardener who’s just embarking on the seed starting journey this year, or a seasoned seed starter who wants to pick up some new tips and techniques, this is the time to do it! I thought I’d share some of my favorite resources from around the internet so you can dig in and get motivated to add to your skills and improve your seed starting process.

pepper seeds in soil


vegetable seedlings


My how-to video series, Super Easy Seed Starting, invites you into my seed starting laboratory (a.k.a. my guest room) to lead you step by step through the process of growing your own organic plants at home. The videos will help you skip over frustrating and costly mistakes and grow high-quality seedlings that produce an abundance of colorful and healthy produce for your family all season long.

Read more about it and watch the preview videos here..


 hand planting kale seedling


7 Ways to Make Homemade Seed Starter Pots

Seed Starting 101

How to Use a Soil Blocker with Video

10 Steps to Starting Seedlings Indoors


Conquering Seed Starting Fear, A Way to Garden Podcast

Seed Starting & More, All Things Plants Podcast

Starting Onions from Seed, Encyclopedia Botannica Podcast


Seed starting is a valuable and exciting tool to add to your garden toolkit. It also opens a whole world of interesting and colorful varieties that can’t be found at your local nursery. If you’re new to seed starting, try it this year! I bet you’ll fall in love with it as I have.

If you’re a veteran, share your favorite resources in the comments below.





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