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Starting from Seeds
« on: November 13, 2013, 08:52:59 AM »
I just wanted to mention a useful resource I just found for starting seeds:  It contains a fair amount of useful information, although it doesn't cover that many different plants.  Here's a typical entry:

Common Name: Lettuce

Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa

USDA Hardiness Zones: N/A (grown as an annual)

Approximate number of seeds per gram (ounce) : 525 (15,000)

Sun: full sun or shade (once weather is warmer)

Water: keep soil moderately moist during germination

Soil: sow at 1/16 inch in well-drained, but moist soil which is rich in organic matter

Temperature: 20 to 22 degrees Celsius (68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit)

Spacing: 10 to 12 inch spacing in rows 18 to 24 inches apart

Germination Time: 5 to 7 days

Lettuce can withstand cold well and can be sown once ground temperatures above freezing.  If starting indoors, sow in peat pots to avoid disturbing the roots when transplanting outdoors.  Lettuce does not withstand heat well and soil should remain moist.
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