Sprinkle only 3 seeds (per 4" pot) over moist soil, then cover with 1/4” layer of soil (do not pack)
2-3 oz per watering, or less. Allow the top 1/2’ of soil to dry slightly between waterings. DO NOT over-water or white fuzz (fungus) will grow on pots and soil
Well-ventilated room, use a small fan to increase airflow
6-8 hours per day of direct sunlight, or 12-16 hours per day grow lights
60-85 degrees (70-80 degrees ideal for sprouting)
Fertilization needed at transplanting and throughout the growing season
7-14 days to see sprouts
Remove weaker seedlings when the strongest seedling is about 2 inches. Remove weaker seedlings by cutting them off at soil level with scissors being careful not to disturb the roots of the remaining seedling.
Transplant when plant is at least 3-4 inches and outside temperatures are in the 60’s or warmer.
No fertilizer needed until transplant. Then once every month lightly top dress soil with organic fertilizer and water in thoroughly. We recommend using our Organic Starter-Transplanter fertilizer at transplant and until the plant starts flowering, then using our Organic All-Purpose vegetable garden fertilizer during the rest of the growing season.