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How to Grow Seedlings

Bottom-watering Seedlings and Microgreens

May 12, 2021 0 min read 0 Comments

Learn about the bottom-watering method that growers are using to establish new seedlings. Avoid common mistakes with these tips.
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Left with Extra Seed Starts? Try this.

April 30, 2021 0 min read 0 Comments

Bootstrap Farmer's resident gardener, Emily gives us tips on how to make use of extra seedling starts. As a small-space grower that often seeds too much, she has come up with some DIY projects and ideas for the extras.
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5x5 Trays for Starting Flowers and Herbs

April 11, 2021 0 min read 0 Comments

DIY tips for seed-starting methods from resident grower Emily. Learn about space-saving solutions for growers with limited room. Click here for a seed-starting tutorial along with other gardening tips at Bootstrap Farmer!
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How to Wash and Care for Seedling Trays

February 19, 2021 0 min read 0 Comments

Planting season is an exciting time for growers. But, before you get too anxious about planting those seeds, have you cleaned your equipment since the last growing season? 

It may seem like a meaningless task, but maintaining good grow room hygiene is paramount to not only the success of your seedlings but also for a farm business as a whole. To give your new seedlings the best chance, start with a clean slate.

Read below for the BEST methods to clean and care for your propagation trays.
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The Complete Guide to Seed Starting

May 21, 2020 7 min read 0 Comments

New to gardening this season? Looking to improve the local food system in your community?

We've got you covered. 

We have compiled some of the most common questions to create a "how to guide" for seed starting along with other gardening tips. 

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When to Transplant Your Seedlings

May 02, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

At What Stage Do You Transplant Seedlings? Seedlings grown in cell trays need a sufficient root system in place before transplanting outdoors. Waiting until the seedling develops its second true leaf is one way to determine if a seedling is ready or not - but that is not always a hard and fast rule. 

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Tips for Successful Seedling and Plant Propagation

January 28, 2020 6 min read 0 Comments

Plant propagation is a delicate process that requires plenty of patience and the rightpropagation supplies to back it up. Learn about the differentplant propagation methods and the equipment that can steer you toward success.
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Removing Plugs From Cell Tray Inserts When Transplanting

November 05, 2019 1 min read 0 Comments

Our farmer in residence Piper explains the process of moving plugs from your cell trays from Bootstrap Farmer.  

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Transplanting Essentials

February 06, 2018 4 min read 0 Comments

Getting a seedling to germinate and grow into a young transplant takes care and attention. It is an investment! To keep the investment growing strong, the plants need to have a successful transition into the garden. Most farmers, at one point or another, have lost transplants. It happens to the best of them, but you can minimize potential losses through utilizing tried and true approaches.
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Beginners Guide to Soil, Media, Amendments and Fertility

January 22, 2018 12 min read 0 Comments

The start of each new growing season usually brings up discussions of how to start plants, prepare the soil and provide an optimal environment for plant growth. Questions surrounding what to do and what not to do can seem overwhelming. Know that there is usually no ONE right way. 
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Germinating for Success - The Ultimate Bootstrapper's Guide

January 21, 2017 8 min read 0 Comments

Here, we've assembled a guide with information we have found valuable in hopes that it will offer value for others preparing to start seeding.
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Easiest Way to Water your Seedlings

August 29, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

There are two basic ways to water your seedlings.  Each have their own benefits, however we have our own preference, the second method "Watering from Below". 
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Selecting the Right Cell Tray

August 29, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

How to Select the Right Size Cell Tray for Your Needs.

Want to start your seedlings in a cell tray?  Do you know what size best fits your needs?  We will go over the different options to help you select which is best for you.

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