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!

CaliKim Spring Garden Seed Collection:https://calikimgardenandhome.com/seeds/

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Supplies used in this video:
Get a discount on some of the garden products below and support our channel when you shop through the following links – much appreciated – CaliKim & CameraGuy
1. CaliKim Spring Garden Seed Collection:https://calikimgardenandhome.com/seeds/
2. Good Dirt indoor potting mix: 10% off with code “calikim10” at http://good-dirt.com, also available at many Target stores
3. Recycled seed starting cups: https://amzn.to/2WT4ivP
4. 5 gallon CaliKim Smart Pots fabric container: https://calikimgardenandhome.com/smart-pots-containers/
5. Smart Pots Containers, various sizes (shown in video – transplanters and wall saddle planters): 10% off w/ code “calikim” at https://smartpots.com
6. Peat pellets
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Medium (42Mmm) 50 count: https://amzn.to/2KSnMtq, 100 count: https://amzn.to/2vEfUGT
Small (36mm): https://amzn.to/2J25c24
7. Plant labels: http://amzn.to/2jFLkY4
8. Heat mat: http://amzn.to/2FGUoE4
9. Grow Lights: (Lumens should be 1500-3000, Kelvin should be 4500-6500)
-8.5” (can also use 10”) clamp light fixture: http://amzn.to/28WykV4
-LED light bulbs: https://amzn.to/2SQfQgJ
-CFL bulbs: https://amzn.to/2TRDny9
-plastic bin: https://go.magik.ly/ml/k19r/

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50 Comments

  1. elpapasongote on April 9, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    AWSOME video! Thank you. One question: do I need to place all pea pellets under the light or are there specific ones that must be placed under it? I am thinking of planting the following: cucumbers, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, peppers, peas and a few of the greens. Thank you!

  2. kimber leigh on April 9, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Crumbly brownie mix ?lol

  3. Ralph Salvati on April 9, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Cali,like your vid,but what’s up with the close caption,can’t see what your doing.

  4. Arjan Stoop on April 9, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    The grow lights should be 16h on 6h off, 16+6=22, what do I do with the other two hours? Or is California on a 22 hour day, lol 😋

  5. Schmedly Whiplash on April 9, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    😘😘😘😘😘😘😀

  6. angel voices on April 9, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Why do some seeds not germinate?

  7. Happyfeet on April 9, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Help!! What do I do now that my seeds have started growing? How long do I leave them alone, and how do I thin out my starts?

  8. American Hot Topics on April 9, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    To help your seedlings grow stronger, be better prepared for transplanting and to cut back on acclimating time place a small aucilating fan on low to blow slightly on your seedlings as they grow.

  9. Maryjane Green on April 9, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    I’m confused. 16 on 6 off is 22 hours?

  10. Good Gardening Videos on April 9, 2019 at 8:33 pm
  11. gardengrrlWendy on April 9, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Thank you SO much for this! I started seeds a month ago (my peppers and other seeds that needed an early start with a heat mat), got fast germination, then they’ve just sat there, doing nothing, though they’re being watered and lights on for 18 hours a day. No true leaves, just the cotelydons (aka baby leaves). But as I watched your vid, it occurred to me that my lights might be old & who knows what kind I bought way back when?! So I ran to Home Depot and bought new ones, in accordance with the lumens & Kelvin numbers you gave, and now I’m hoping they’ll make up for lost time. Thank you SO much! I just couldn’t figure out what was happening.

  12. Victoria O'Shea on April 9, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    You are so encouraging you seem to know how disappointing it’s been for me in the past to try to grow my garden I’ll stick with it thanks a lot!

  13. Debbie Duggan on April 9, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Hi, CaliKim, I enjoy your videos, and always learn something. I have a question: I noticed you don’t use clear plastic covers when germinating. Have you used them before, and if so, why did you stop?

  14. L D on April 9, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    I started my seeds indoors & covered them with plastic wrap. Now they all have a white cotton candy type mold looking stuff on them. Does this mean I’ve already killed them?

  15. Heidi K. on April 9, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    And don’t forget to pray, it’s the LORD who makes seeds grow.

  16. Zeeshan Zakaria on April 9, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Out of so many videos out there for the starters, this one is the absolute best. It covers everything in good detail in just one video. Plus the video is excellently made. Thank you for sharing this knowledge and all the links.

  17. Mindy Ritter on April 9, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    How long can you leave the plants growing indoors?

  18. Mary Watkins on April 9, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    3:35 These didn’t work out so great for me. I went back to using my homemade potting mix this year.

  19. Sheila Morris on April 9, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Thank you

  20. Suresh Mandhwani on April 9, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    I have been following your tips with mixed results. Could you answer my question please. Do we keep the coco pellets in the sun or shade. I am from India.

  21. Victoria Coronado on April 9, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Hello! If I leave the light on for 16 hrs a day and off for 6hrs a day, what do I do with the remaining 2hrs in the day?

  22. Gayle Ashley on April 9, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Love the video…soooo helpful!  I can’t wait to get started!  Gayle – Ohio

  23. Kay Ferguson on April 9, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Do I need a heated mat under these peat pots/pot to get these to grow? Would it help? I dont really have a warm and humid spot to propagate them. 🙂

  24. Danielle Tremblay on April 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Are the peat pellets wrapped in plastic or biodegradable netting?

  25. Ashley Nunya on April 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Very good info, but I feel your video has too much going on its hard to concentrate. Maybe lose the subtitles ? Other than that thank you

  26. michaela burkhardt on April 9, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    I always thought it was ok to bring in soil from outside thank you!

  27. Ivette Bowen on April 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    If the last frost date past is it too late to start the indoor process?

  28. Sarah Brown on April 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I live in Waco

  29. Dan Vanbrocklin on April 9, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Thanks for alot of the tips. Some great ideas

  30. Sally Henry on April 9, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Your excitement gets me motivated 😃! Super informative and fun video! Thanks 👩🏻‍🌾

  31. Sherry Lesser on April 9, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    I absolutely love your video. Thanks for the information. I’m in the process of growing everything from seed. I’m hoping that my peppers sprout this year now that I bought a grow light and heating pad. Ps: I love your outdoor fire pot. Where did you get it?

  32. yes350yes on April 9, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Cali — what is that little fire thing behind you is that a real fire? Ive never seen anything like that.

  33. Stephanie Croak on April 9, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Where did you get that sun fire thing?

  34. Deborah Feliz on April 9, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    So helpful!

  35. Gaurav Sharma on April 9, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    you guided me light intensity. thankyou so much

  36. Miles Higher on April 9, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Just use some Coco coir people! Much more affordable and better for your seeds. Sprouting seeds contain enough nutrients to get themselves started. Fertilize when you transplant!

  37. CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY on April 9, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Look forward to growing our spring gardens together! Pick up a Spring Garden Seed Collection at: https://calikimgardenandhome.com/seeds/.
    Get a discount on some of the garden products below and support our channel when you shop through the following links – much appreciated – CaliKim & CameraGuy
    -Good Dirt indoor potting mix: 10% off with code “calikim10” at http://good-dirt.com, also available at many Target stores
    -5 gallon CaliKim Smart Pots fabric container: https://calikimgardenandhome.com/smart-pots-containers/
    – Smart Pots Containers, various sizes (shown in video – transplanters and wall saddle planters): 10% off w/ code “calikim” at https://smartpots.com
    -Amazon general search page (bookmark this one!): http://amzn.to/2F26zeZ
    -Amazon lawn & garden supplies: http://amzn.to/2EX4zIF
    -Peat pellets
    *Large (50mm)- 35 count: http://amzn.to/2ftggYR , 150 count: http://amzn.to/2FJablE
    Medium (42Mmm) 50 count: https://amzn.to/2KSnMtq, 100 count: https://amzn.to/2vEfUGT
    Small (36mm): https://amzn.to/2J25c24
    -Recycled seed starting cups: https://amzn.to/2WT4ivP
    -Plant labels: http://amzn.to/2jFLkY4
    -Heat mat: http://amzn.to/2FGUoE4
    -Grow Lights: (Lumens should be 1500-3000, Kelvin should be 4500-6500)
    *8.5” (can also use 10”) clamp light fixture: http://amzn.to/28WykV4
    *LED light bulbs: https://amzn.to/2SQfQgJ
    *CFL bulbs: https://amzn.to/2TRDny9
    *plastic bin: https://go.magik.ly/ml/k19r/

    Have you started your seeds yet? Thanks for watching!

  38. Rec 4Mu on April 9, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Ohhh gosh thanks so much…I tried growing peppers 2 years ago….. I gave up…didn’t know about the heat to germinate….will try this year😊

  39. Danette Shue on April 9, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    So helpful. Thank you for sharing

  40. Sarah Patty on April 9, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    My lettuce and Kale have already sprouted after 3 days! I have noticed that there are several sprouts in the peat pellets. Some have four plants seedlings in them.. how and when can I separate them and transplant them?

  41. caffienatedtactician on April 9, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    What are you measuring in Kelvin? 4500 Kelvin is over 7500 degrees Fahrenheit

  42. Sarah Pedro on April 9, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    I lost two purple bean seeds because I planted them too deep. One literally leapt out of the soil, the other two rotted. Sad.

  43. Ray Del on April 9, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Lighting 16 hours on — 6 hours off = 22 hours — What do we do with the other 2 hours per day ????

  44. sowmya potluri on April 9, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    My last frost date is May 2 nd…. that means can I start indoor seedling? Some one help me

  45. Ruth Kjar on April 9, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Loved this! Thank you for doing a 101 class how to start seeds.

  46. Ashok Kumawat on April 9, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    good

  47. Chris M on April 9, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    lumens and temperature (kelvin) have nothing to do with nurturing plants. grow lights with a full spectrum of wavelengths for this purpose are needed

  48. Patricia Eisele on April 9, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Hi I watched your video loved it have question and probably more to come lol I started my seeds in pellets the 24th of this month March and there already sprouting is that good or bad?

  49. toshibahandibook on April 9, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    i like how you dont have a label on your plants. the coolest thing is touring peoples gardens and you can’t tell what anything is and they just point out their different plants. These days I can kind of tell stuff apart but still

  50. My Thrifty Finds on April 9, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    You are so helpful thank you😁

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