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Gardening Intro: Seed Germination Using Peat Pucks

I got married 3 weeks ago! I’m not going to go on about it too much right now, except to say that it was wonderful,  everyone had a great time, and I’m enjoying how much more free my brain is without trying to remember tons of planning details. The reason I mention the wedding is because there were a few gardening themed aspects and, long story short, I promised various gardening tutorials to people.  For the first of  these, I’ll be starting at the very beginning: how to start plants from seeds.2015-05-24 16.19.46 (Medium)

In the guests’ favours, we included some seeds and peat pucks to inspire people to test out their green thumbs, so this tutorial will explain how to use them to raise your own seedlings.

There are a few different ways to sow seeds, but I’m just going to use seeds, Jiffy peat pucks, some water, and a dish that’s about 3 inches deep and large enough to hold all the peat pucks in one layer with space between them.  My Wal-Mart sells the peat pucks in packs of 36 for a little more than $3.

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