Starting Summer Vegetables – A Complete Guide To Starting Vegetable Seeds – Tomatoes, Peppers etc.

Starting Summer Vegetables – A Complete Guide To Starting Vegetable Seeds – Tomatoes, Peppers etc.

It’s THAT time of the year when you start your summer vegetable seeds for the next growing season. In today’s episode we look at how to start vegetable seeds indoors. We begin with how to choose a seed starting kit or build you own seed starting mix and use hex trays or small pots or small containers to start your seeds. Once you start your vegetable seeds 6-8 weeks before your frost date, you will be well on your way to grow some great fruits and vegetables in your garden.

Starting a vegetable garden for beginners is no easy task so we look at all aspects from starting seeds with your own seed starting mix or soil and then how to provide nutrients for seed starts and finally to transplant them in your garden.


  1. C sands on November 3, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Like the way he says veztabells

  2. Kitzia- Margarita I. Herrera G on November 3, 2019 at 5:14 am

    I’m loving your videos! I was hoping you could tell me where you buy your compost and your peat moss. I need them in large quantities and only find peat moss in small quantities at Home Depot and I don’t know how I feel about the compost at the landfill thank you

  3. Celeste's Nest on November 3, 2019 at 5:15 am

    We are still 11 days from our last frost date. Can’t wait to get these seedlings in their permanent home in the garden 🤗.

  4. Enter User Name Here. on November 3, 2019 at 5:17 am

    My tomatoes never died lol. I still have tomatoes growing.

  5. WhyNotTruth on November 3, 2019 at 5:19 am

    I give this video a tums up

  6. Sak Gamer on November 3, 2019 at 5:20 am

    Where’s the link?

  7. Rick Caliente on November 3, 2019 at 5:20 am

    I’m down in Anaheim. I just started my seeds in a 72 cell jiffy greenhouse. Still not enough. Someone at Laguna Hills Nursery suggested to start seeds using k-cups and acidified mix too.

  8. Gogo Gogo on November 3, 2019 at 5:25 am

    Thank you. Your videos are teaching me so much.

  9. Carmen Greer on November 3, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Yes. We have started seeds. I am using the same peat pellet modules. We have started tomatoes and peppers. Some were started by sprouting the seeds, others are in pellet trays with heat mat.

  10. Janice B on November 3, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Just seeing those tomatoes makes me excited for spring. I’m doing prep and beginning some seeds indoors now. Got a heating pad and need to get a grow light. Also, put some seeds in the fridge to stratify: lavender, berries and comfrey.

  11. Karla Janeth Olivas on November 3, 2019 at 5:28 am

    I plant some peppers and arugula from seeds and they grow but before the real leaves star growing the two leaves that they already have just dried and start dying, I don’t know what’s wrong help!

  12. T-life on November 3, 2019 at 5:28 am

    thank you for share. Good lucky channel

  13. Arleene Velez on November 3, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Hi, when you say you transplant them to a slightly larger pot, so you still use the coco coir and peat moss mix, or its something different? Thanks

  14. toriamonkey11 on November 3, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Where do you find the big bags of perlite?

  15. Carmen Greer on November 3, 2019 at 5:31 am

    When did you start sowing seeds?
    The videos are great!
    Happy gardening!

  16. Gabriel Gonzalez on November 3, 2019 at 5:33 am

    After you put the seeds in the pellets ware do you put your seed trays? Outside, under a grow light, or a light schedule? Thank for your help.

  17. Kirk on November 3, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Awesome video! I too start a lot of plants with seeds. I made a new seeding tool just for gardeners. I,m sure you would love it very versatile. Thank you for your video!

  18. Aklima Khatun on November 3, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Hi your gardening always inspire me. Can you please tell me ,frome where I can buy hyacinth bush bean variety seed.From Toronto

  19. Althea McDougal on November 3, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Hi CG, I actually started some of my seeds in December they’re still in the house and thriving, we had an unusual cold snap here in Florida so they’ll be in the house for a bit longer. I’m actually eating tomatoes from my fall planting, they did very well this fall for me happy gardening

  20. I. Ma on November 3, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Thanks for the video. I had some tomato in pots. I watered them too much,and they came rotten from bottoms. I trew the plants. My question is : shall i get rid of the dirt, or is there someting to use in it ,so i can plant in it again ? Thank you so much

  21. Wanda Wilson on November 3, 2019 at 5:36 am

    2019.i live in ontaio.will be starting my plants indoors this week
    End of March.cant wait to get outside.
    Still have lots of snow here.

  22. Sj Smith on November 3, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Love your seed storage! I have a couple tomatoes that volunteered in my broccoli bed. So far, it’s competing with broccoli for light and so they’re leggy…. but thriving. So far, the broccoli leaves have sheltered them from frost. When it warms up, I’ll remove broccoli and tie up the tomato…. if frosts don’t get em. Riverside County, CA.

  23. Jasson Roeglin on November 3, 2019 at 5:40 am


  24. Denise maloney piren on November 3, 2019 at 5:40 am

    I’m in northern NY, it’s still snowing today in fact. I love getting my garden fix watching your videos before I can start my plants. (I’m in a zone 4 area) Thanks and keep it up!

  25. Alma Rodriguez on November 3, 2019 at 5:40 am

    When starting seeds do you put them in your greenhouse or start them indoors? Can you do video please?

  26. Midd Grow on November 3, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Im in Socal , i started my seedling about 2 weeks ago there doing great . Giving them about two more weeks then they going outside. Peppers, tomotoes , peanuts etc

  27. Ankush Kaistha on November 3, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Hi CG, can you please post some links of containers that you use? Thanks!

  28. Pankaj Chaddha on November 3, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Sir My eggplant is flowering and growing well but no fruiting what could be the reason please guide me

  29. Shaeda Bhagan on November 3, 2019 at 5:47 am

    The links please….thanks

  30. JagannathaReddy PochimiReddy on November 3, 2019 at 5:51 am

    I am San Diego, looking for Tindora cuttings . Do you have for purchasing couple of them ?

  31. Lady Gardener on November 3, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Hey you are very inspiring and because of you i m making my own youtube video please follow me and support me, I just made a new youtube video please subscribe and support me please highly highly appreciated 🤗🤗🤗

  32. DesiPR on November 3, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Help! I’m so sad. I’m in Zone 9b in Florida, and started my seedlings inside because it’s been cold (as low as 30’s) at night for the last month. I tried growing them first in a heating mat on peat pods and after they had all sprouted they succumbed to damping. So threw everything away, bought new trays, put soil , had them on heating mats and UV lights.. they still mostly succumbed to damping. I was only watering them once every other day… I’m sooo sad! Is it because they were heirloom varieties?

  33. Saroja Jayaraman on November 3, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Very informative video-a big thank you

  34. jasmeet kaur on November 3, 2019 at 5:53 am


  35. Shashank KV on November 3, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Sir i planted tomatoes and chilli seeds.
    after 10 days i got small plants.
    Now i want to grow Okra can i grow now.

  36. Stan Everglow on November 3, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Can I start seeds in March?

  37. Shweta Desai on November 3, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Where can I buy bottle guard seeds

  38. Javed Iqbal Mirza on November 3, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Many Thanks

  39. Sateesh Surampally on November 3, 2019 at 5:57 am

    How long does the seed take to sprout in coco coir?

  40. Jessica Wu on November 3, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Being in the San Gabriel Valley, CA, weather hasn’t been too bad, especially with the warm weather as of late (Though, the temp difference is really huge, from low- to mid-80s in the day to mid-40s at night). Currently, I already have sprouts for 9 Japanese cucumbers, 6 Cherokee Purple tomatoes, I think 1 Cherry, Tomato, 1 Husky Cherry Tomato, 36 Radishes, and 6 Sugar Snap Peas. I’ll need to start adding a bit of liquid fertilizer now that I’ve been reminded by your video. Though, not sure if our Beefsteak Tomato will survive though. It looks really weak and I don’t think it’s going to make it… X_x Can’t wait for the rest of the tomatoes be ready for transplant into the boxes in the front. Just need to clean up the back porch and find a way to reflect some sun to the plants since the house faces South and there’s nothing but shade in the back, especially the back porch.

    Oh yeah, have a question for you, California Gardening. Have you had any success with the ‘chocolate’ variants for cherry tomatoes? I know Lowe’s carries it and I tried it out last year, but the main issue I had from all three I had picked out was that they, and the two golden pear cherry tomatoes I also bought also from Lowe’s, were really prone to white flies while the rest of my tomatoes, different sizes and varieties but all red, were ok. Have you ever encountered this issue?

  41. Calla Lily - From California on November 3, 2019 at 6:00 am


  42. Gillian Ford on November 3, 2019 at 6:00 am

    I love your videos! I’m in southern Ontario and our frost date is a while away. I won’t be able to start seeds until mid March…but until then I can dream and enjoy your videos. Thanks!

  43. Iky C on November 3, 2019 at 6:01 am

    The area I live now DOES NOT have the last frost date!

  44. Alma Rodriguez on November 3, 2019 at 6:01 am

    When you transplant into a bigger container to extend growing what soil are you using?

  45. Susan Backus on November 3, 2019 at 6:04 am

    I love all your gardening videos! Thanks for sharing all of your knowledge… very detailed and clear. In Arkansas I started kale, collards, onions, spinach, radishes and marigolds under grow lights for container planting. I have hardened them off, but it has been in the 20’s at night so I bring them in. I started my seeds as early as Feb. 4th and they are doing beautifully! So glad I got this early start! Happy growing to all!

  46. NIGEE K on November 3, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Your video has inspired me to try gardening in my apartment patio! A clear beginner to gardening. Can i grow tomatoes and asian peppers in a container in my apartment patio (Southern California) which receive 50% sunlight ? I am skeptical if I could try anything other than cilantro and mint in the partial shade of my patio.

  47. Sushant Rane on November 3, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Hello Sir, I Am From Maharashtra, India.In My Area Temperature Is 17-26°c. Can I Transplant My Tomato, Eggplant Outside. Give Me Your Valuable Suggestion Sir.

  48. komal meharchandani on November 3, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Hi, I have started sending for tomatoes and it has grown nearly 5 to 12 inches but some of leaves are snake marks on it.
    What it can effect on my plant? Which fertilizer should I use?

  49. Rashmi Patel on November 3, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Hello Sir, Do you have curry leaves plant seeds? if you do can I purchase from you?

  50. raquel quiles on November 3, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Hi  my mane is Roxy I like that you are so informative. Can you tell me when is a good time of the year, to plant my peppers and tomatoes. Were I live now is very cold 30s and 40s.

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