Starting Seeds Indoors for Your Spring Garden – 6 Mistakes to Avoid / Spring Garden Series #1

Starting Seeds Indoors for Your Spring Garden – 6 Mistakes to Avoid / Spring Garden Series #1

In this video, I share how to start your seeds indoors for your spring garden and 6 mistakes to avoid when seed starting. Get your spring garden started with me – it’s quick, simple and inexpensive (and FUN)! Let’s grow our garden together!
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  1. wolford171 on March 27, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    " your going to feel so good about feeding kale to your family" at least you will…my kids want to kill me lol

  2. Farrah Panno on March 27, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    This helped me a ton!!🙌🏻New sub, here!🌿

  3. shelbiej94 on March 27, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    This was like one long infomercial.

  4. Chef E on March 27, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    I’m not sure what I do wrong ,no mater hiw many different methods.i try, my seeds either never come out,of they grow 1 inch up and stall!

  5. Mary Seybert on March 27, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    OK so where is the best place to buy the seeds

  6. mydogissmartandwellbehaved 10 on March 27, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    Wait, if the soil in our garden isn’t good for seeds to germinate in, then why don’t we start all of our seeds indoors? 🤔 sorry I’m new to this, pls help

  7. john delgadillo on March 27, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Love the video. You explained everything I needed to hear and see.

  8. Katrina Phillips on March 27, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Do you put light on your seedlings before they germinate?

  9. Lynn MacMullin on March 27, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Thank you for all of your info !! This is exactly what I was looming for. Just starting out. My mom is an avid gardener & she would start everything from seed… unfortunately she has dimentia now & I have lost all of her expertise on this … thank you again…

  10. Maria Gaona on March 27, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    First time planting a garden in my I’m nervous 😬 I pick cucumbers, green peppers 🌶, squash yellow and green, watermelon. I’m not sure where to start…HELP! I live in west Texas and its fixing to be March. If anyone has any advice for me I would really be grateful for the advice. I love watching how to videos as well it helps build my confidence and knowledge, If u have any to share with me ❤️

  11. judy thornburg on March 27, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    That was a great video. You answered and demonstrated every question I had about starting seeds.

  12. Gary Cooper on March 27, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Just super sooper souper….

  13. Ricky Alexander on March 27, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Thank you Kim! This was very informative. Watching along really helped me personally, being someone who learns better from watching and seeing and hearing. I appreciate you! God bless and Shalom and thank you! <3

  14. Lisa Preps on March 27, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Question – on amazon I’m finding a shop light that says Super Bright – 4FT led shop lights feature 4200 lumens brightness at 5000K Daylight White by using only 40W, equivalent to 2 lamp fluorescent fixture, provides a 70% reduction in energy usage. Is 4200 lumens too bright?

  15. debbie haythe on March 27, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    Lovesong writer here, I am a newbie to gardening. I have been very curious about those little pods for a while. You are very convincing. I am still apprehensive about starting my seeds and watching your video was good to me. I will plant.👌🏾

  16. Kathleen White on March 27, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Looks like the soil in not organic?

  17. Jozetta Parker on March 27, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I am just starting to even learn how to plant, thx for this video. Just want some pretty flowers

  18. Lizet Aybar on March 27, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    This is one of the best videos I have ever seen for planting. Just an honest, humbled opinion. Thank you for the encouragement.

  19. Gary X on March 27, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    If your peat pellets are actual peat, you are aware that folk are trying to avoid destroying the peat bogs and modern substitutes are recommended, aren’t you ?

  20. Helen Mallazzo on March 27, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Let’s see 16 hours a day with the grow lights on and then 6 hours lights off =22 hours. What about the missing 2 hours a day?

  21. Sherron Tyler on March 27, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Can I just use the good dirt potting soil or does it have to say indoor they don’t have the indoor kind in target just the regular

  22. Carole Cochrane on March 27, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Just starting out so these tips were really helpful! Thankyou 😀🥕🥦🥒🍅

  23. achsah kaleb on March 27, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    why the background music it is irritating and then your teaching goes to waste. i am not watching this further. your teaching should be suffice!!!

  24. Christine Haley on March 27, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Loved the video, didn’t do well last year, bought seeds again for this year. I have great light in my attic, will give it another try. I have my lavender up in attic window over the winter, and they are thriving, plus it smells wonderful.

  25. It’s Private on March 28, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Also if your seeds are not growing well and stall at one inch then you’re buying low quality seeds! People sometimes think all seeds are the same and buy the cheap .50 seeds! Make sure You go on amazon and read reviews first, if you’re buying in store download a QR reader app on your phone and then scan the UPC code of the seed packet and it will pull it up on the Internet usually on Amazon and You can read the reviews! I’ve found that seeds are usually double the price on Amazon unless you’re buying in bulk

  26. Raahay Huda on March 28, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Good informations

  27. All Things Possible on March 28, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Ive got the most scathingly brilliant idea! Get the cheap clothing rack and hook your grow lights to them.. If you have a table you just slide them so the bar is over the table… These racks can be set higher and lower. (just make sure that’s the kind you buy) Mine can go as high as 7 feet, and as low as 3 ft. I bought mine at aldi a few years ago for $9.99. For someone like me I cannot build stuff, so this will work great for me!!!

  28. JoAnne Fisher on March 28, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Please don’t use peat, peatland stores a third of the world’s soil carbon, harvesting and use releases carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas driving climate change. Harvesting peat has meant the risk of peatland catching fire is increased which is devastating environmentally

  29. Sonia Chavez on March 28, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Well gonna try spinach , Swiss chard and corn and lavender in Texas bout 72 or less. Texas weather is like a bipolar person, never know what it will do

  30. Plant Guru Gansta on March 28, 2021 at 12:02 am

    omg!! Where did u get that cute little sun ☀️ deck fireplace thing??

  31. Angelo T. on March 28, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Helped a lot! I’ve been trying to get into growing my own vegetables but never new how to do it properly. I either over water or add the garden soil to first. This literally helped me understand what’s good and bad!

  32. Pauline Rocha on March 28, 2021 at 12:08 am

    not being mean but… you keep saying the same stuff over and over again. we already know. you just said it ten seconds ago…

  33. Lucy Byrd on March 28, 2021 at 12:09 am

    I love to use ornamental kale and curly kale as kale chips

  34. lorridzak on March 28, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Well I’m one of those annoying people that really underestimated what it took to start plants indoors and now I’m feeling like it isn’t something I shouldn’t be taking on. Off to the nursery I go…..

  35. Danielle Sanders on March 28, 2021 at 12:10 am

    Thank You!

  36. choco on March 28, 2021 at 12:10 am

    I found this video by chance and now I’m going to start my own garden. Does anyone know what those black hanging “bags” are in the background? They look really cool and I wonder what you can keep in there

  37. Sarah Gray on March 28, 2021 at 12:13 am

    They have tons seeds and seed starter at the dollar tree! Just so you all know 😊

  38. Nancy Bakker on March 28, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Love your channel. You are easy to follow and I always learn something. Thank you!

  39. Jake Blake on March 28, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Somehow, something is amiss with a video that’s supposed to be on how to start seeds indoors, . . . and it’s filmed outdoors.

  40. Roz Barker on March 28, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Peat is endangered. We should avoid using any peat based mediums

  41. It’s Private on March 28, 2021 at 12:18 am

    If it’s already too hot for You to grow lettuce they grow very well in an aerogarden or you can get something that works just like the aerogarden for much cheaper on amazon, many different brands that come with nutrient solution and everything you need but water and seed! I got the 12 pod IDOO brand from amazon, a 12 pod aerogarden is $248 and up but I paid $75 for mine and it came with the nutrients, 12 pods, 24 sponges for the seeds to grow in and it’s also the tallest one I could find on amazon and it has a fan for pollination!! Just search hydroponic system on amazon and you’ll see tons of them and check amazon warehouse if you don’t have much money because I seen on there for $38!! If you’re someone who can’t grow things well and kill everything you touch then one of these systems will be your best friend! My plants grow 5X faster in this system too! Oh and if you get the IDOO 12 pod system then Aerogarden pods will fit it so if you really want it to be easy just get those and put them in and add nutrients and you are good to go!!

  42. Sandy Braddock on March 28, 2021 at 12:18 am

    I’m in zone 6b and planting tomato seeds for the first time. I have to go out of town for 7 days in April, should I plant my seeds now and will they survive my being gone in early April?

  43. Tonya Ferrell on March 28, 2021 at 12:18 am

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  44. CJ Dodson on March 28, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Lol this was a really good quality video. Most of these types of videos are blurry or old

  45. Dan Zunko on March 28, 2021 at 12:23 am

    I notice this video was made completely outdoors. Kind of defeats the point!

  46. All Things Possible on March 28, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Im not sure when you replant each plant outside.

  47. G. David Tenenbaum on March 28, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Assuming the temperature is above 60 and there is lots of sunlight, can placing the pots outside for 16 hours and taking them inside without lights work?

  48. onyumm on March 28, 2021 at 12:25 am

    You prefer to use indoor potting mix over seed starting mix? Are they about the same when it comes to starting seeds?

  49. C Gau on March 28, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Hi Kim loved your video. Great job keeping it simple and organized. I have a couple of questions:
    -Do I need to plant my roots plants in the same bed?
    -will veggies planted next to onion take on the onion flavor?

  50. Cheryl Jean on March 28, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Another great presentation! Thank you!

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