How To Prepare Your Growing Medium

STEP 1 - MEASURE UP:

Measure the diameter and thickness of your growing medium pellet with a ruler or measuring tape to determine pellet size.

Sizes are approximations & may vary slightly.

STEP 2 - GIVE 'EM A DRINK:

Place the pellet(s) in a bowl and add water, a little bit at a time. Refer to the image to determine how much water is needed.

Many kits contain more than 1 pellet, so add the amount of water listed for each pellet.

STEP 3 - FLUFF AND MIX:

The pellet will expand as it absorbs the water.

Using a fork, fluff the growing medium until mixture is evenly moist, without any soggy or dry spots. Add a little more water if necessary.

 

STEP 4 - SOWING THE SEEDS YOU'LL LOVE:

Sowing depth and the number of seeds you can plant in your container varies by product. Please refer to your product packaging for specific information.

You can also check out the seed planting chart below for all the details to help you get your seeds growing.

Seed Type (A-Z) Days to Germination Planting Depth Sowing Details
Agave 1-3 months 1/8" Sow agave seeds by gently pressing them into the surface of the growing medium and lightly cover with a thin layer (1/8") of growing medium. Cover pot with plastic wrap or enclose in resealable plastic bag. Place in a warm, bright location and keep growing medium moist but not overwatered; use a spray bottle to mist as necessary. Remove plastic once seeds germinate (1-3 months). Water by misting when the top 1/2" of soil becomes dry. Once seedlings develop a pair of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength. 

Agave germination is enhanced when temperatures are kept warm, between 70° and 80°F.
Aloe Mix 2-4 weeks 1/8" Sow aloe seeds by gently pressing them into the surface of the growing medium and lightly cover with a thin layer (1/8") of growing medium. Cover pot with plastic wrap or enclose in resealable plastic bag. Place in a warm, bright location and keep growing medium moist but not overwatered; use a spray bottle to mist as necessary. Remove plastic once seeds germinate (2-4 weeks). Water by misting when the top 1/2" of soil becomes dry. Once seedlings develop a pair of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength. 

Aloe germination is enhanced when temperatures are kept warm, between 70° and 80°F.
Alyssum 'Snowcloth' / 'Carpet of Snow' 7-14 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - alyssum seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Alyssum seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Basil (Lemon) 7-14 days 1/4" Sow lemon basil seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Lemon basil seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Basil (Lime) 7-14 days 1/4" Sow lime basil seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Lime basil seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Basil (Sweet) 7-14 days 1/4" Sow sweet basil seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Sweet basil seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Bee Balm 14-21 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - bee balm seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Bee balm seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Black-eyed Susan (Rubeckia) 21-28 days 1/4" Sow black-eyed Susan seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Black-eyed Susan seeds will germinate in 21-28 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Cactus Mix 1-3 months 1/8" Sow cactus seeds by gently pressing them into the surface of the growing medium and lightly cover with a thin layer (1/8") of growing medium. Cover pot with plastic wrap or enclose in resealable plastic bag. Place in a warm, bright location and keep growing medium moist but not overwatered; use a spray bottle to mist as necessary. Remove plastic once seeds germinate (1-3 months). Water by misting when the top 1/2" of soil becomes dry. Once seedlings develop tiny spines, begin watering with balanced plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength (feed only a few times per growing season). Cacti grow very slowly and will not need transplanting for 3-5 years.

Cactus germination is enhanced when temperatures are kept warm, between 70° and 80°F.
Catnip 14-21 days 1/8" Catnip seeds are tiny. Carefully open packet over white paper; open packet fully to check seams of packet for hidden seeds. Sow catnip seeds 1/8” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Catnip seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Carrot 14-28 days 1/4" Sow carrot seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Carrot seeds will germinate in 14-28 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Use care when transplanting.
Cayenne 7-21 days 1/4" Sow cayenne seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Cayenne seeds will germinate in 7-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Chamomile 14-21 days Surface Chamomile seeds are tiny. Carefully open packet over white paper; open packet fully to check seams of packet for hidden seeds. Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - chamomile seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Chamomile seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength
Chia 7-14 days 1/4" Sow chia seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Chia seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Chives 7-14 days 1/4" Sow chives seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Chives seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Christmas Basil 7-14 days 1/4" Sow Christmas basil seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Christmas basil seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Cilantro 14-21 days 1/4" Sow cilantro seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Cilantro seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Clover 7-14 days 1/4" Sow clover seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Clover seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Coneflower 'Purple' (Echinacea purpurea) 14-21 days 1/4" Sow coneflower seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Coneflower seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Cosmos 'Sensation' 7-14 days 1/8" Sow cosmos seeds 1/8” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Cosmos seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Creeping Thyme 14-21 days 1/8" Sow creeping thyme seeds 1/8” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Creeping thyme seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Cucumber 'Marketmore' 7-14 days 1/2" Sow cucumber seeds 1/2” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Cucumber seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Daisy 'Silver Princess' 7-21 days 1/8" Sow daisy seeds 1/8” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Daisy seeds will germinate in 7-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Dill 21-28 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - dill seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Dill seeds will germinate in 21-28 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Eucalyptus 'Citriodora' 14-28 days 1/4" Sow eucalyptus seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Daisy seeds will germinate in 14-28 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Forget-Me-Not 'Firmament Blue' (Chinese) 7-14 days 1/8" Sow forget-me-not seeds 1/8” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Forget-me-not seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Grass (Italian Ryegrass) 7-14 days 1/4" Sow grass seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Grass seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Moisten daily and watch the 'hair' grow. Cut and style once grass reaches 1.5” in height. Grass will grow back after cutting.
Hypoestes (Polka Dot Plant) 7-14 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - hypoestes seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Hypoestes seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Seed packet contains colorful tricolor mix of pink, red, and white.
Impatiens 7-21 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - impatiens seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Impatiens seeds will germinate in 7-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Jalapeno 14-21 days 1/4" Sow jalapeno seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Jalapeno seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Kalanchoe 'Flapjack' 14-30 days Surface Kalanchoe seeds are tiny. Carefully open packet over white paper; open packet fully to check seams of packet for hidden seeds. Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - kalanchoe seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Kalanchoe seeds will germinate in 14-30 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Kale 7-14 days 1/4" Sow kale seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Kale seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Lavender (English) 14-30 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - lavender seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Lavender seeds will germinate in 14-30 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Optional: prior to planting, refrigerate seeds in a sealed plastic bag for 21 days to prepare them for sprouting and help improve germination. This process is called cold stratification.
Lavender 'Munstead' 14-30 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - lavender seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Lavender seeds will germinate in 14-30 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Optional: prior to planting, refrigerate seeds in a sealed plastic bag for 21 days to prepare them for sprouting and help improve germination. This process is called cold stratification.
Lemon Balm 7-14 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - lemon balm seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Lemon balm seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Lettuce 7-14 days 1/4" Sow lettuce seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Lettuce seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Lobelia 'Sapphire' 21-30 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - lobelia seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Lobelia seeds will germinate in 21-30 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Long Yard Bean 7-14 days 1" Sow long yard bean seeds 1” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Long yard bean seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Marigold 7-14 days 1/4" Sow marigold seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Marigold seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Microgreens - Super Salad 7-14 days Surface Gently smooth out the surface of the growing medium to make a level bed for your seeds. Scatter seeds evenly over the surface of the growing medium and lightly press into the surface. Spread seeds more densely than you would for normal seed starting, since you want to harvest as many as possible. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation. Use a spray bottle to keep growing medium evenly moist, taking care not to overwater or disturb seeds.
Microgreens - Zesty Micro Mix 7-14 days Surface Gently smooth out the surface of the growing medium to make a level bed for your seeds. Scatter seeds evenly over the surface of the growing medium and lightly press into the surface. Spread seeds more densely than you would for normal seed starting, since you want to harvest as many as possible. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation. Use a spray bottle to keep growing medium evenly moist, taking care not to overwater or disturb seeds.
Mini Rose 'Angel Wings' 4-6 weeks 1/4" Sow mini rose seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Mini rose seeds will germinate in 4-6 weeks. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Mini rose seeds germinate best in cooler temperatures between 60° to 70°F.
Mint 7-14 days Surface Mint seeds are tiny. Carefully open packet over white paper; open packet fully to check seams of packet for hidden seeds. Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - mint seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Mint seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Moss Rose (Portulaca) 7-14 days Surface Moss rose seeds are tiny. Carefully open packet over white paper; open packet fully to check seams of packet for hidden seeds. Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - moss rose seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Moss rose seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Nasturtium 7-14 days 1/2" Sow nasturtium seeds 1/2” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Nasturtium seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Flowers are edible.
Oregano 7-21 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - oregano seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Oregano seeds will germinate in 7-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Pansy 7-21 days 1/8" Sow pansy seeds 1/8” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Pansy seeds will germinate in 7-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Parsley 14-28 days 1/4" Sow parsley seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Parsley seeds will germinate in 14-28 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Petunia 'Rose of Heaven' 14-30 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - petunia seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Petunia seeds will germinate in 14-30 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Poppy 14-30 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - poppy seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Poppy seeds will germinate in 14-30 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Optional: refrigerate poppy seeds in a sealed plastic bag for up to 10 weeks to prepare them for sprouting and to improve germination. This process is known as cold stratification. Use care when transplanting.
Pumpkin 'Jack O'Lantern' 7-14 days 1" Sow pumpkin seeds 1” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Pumpkin seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Rosemary 14-30 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - rosemary seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Rosemary seeds will germinate in 14-30 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Tip: Rosemary seeds germinate best in warmer temperatures between 70° and 75°F.
Sage 14-21 days 1/8" Sow sage seeds 1/8” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Sage seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Salvia 7-21 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - salvia seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Salvia seeds will germinate in 7-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Sedum 'Acre' 14-30 days Surface Sedum seeds are tiny. Carefully open packet over white paper; open packet fully to check seams of packet for hidden seeds. Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - sedum seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Sedum seeds will germinate in 14-30 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Sensitive Plant 7-21 days 1/4" Sow sensitive plant seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Sensitive plant seeds will germinate in 7-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Snap Pea 7-14 days 1" Sow snap pea seeds 1” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Snap pea seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Spearmint 7-14 days Surface Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - spearmint seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Spearmint seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Spruce 1-2 months 1/4" Sow spruce seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Spruce seeds will germinate in 1-2 months. Once seedlings develop their second set of needles, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Tip: Soak spruce seeds for 24 hours prior to planting to prepare them for sprouting and to improve germination.
Strawberry 'Alpine' 14-30 days Surface Strawberry seeds are tiny. Carefully open packet over white paper; open packet fully to check seams of packet for hidden seeds. Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - strawberry seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Strawberry seeds will germinate in 14-30 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Alternate Germination Tip: Prior to planting, place strawberry seeds on a damp paper towel, enclose in a resealable plastic bag, and place in bright location. Keep moist. Once seeds germinate, carefully transplant sprouts root-down into growing medium.
Strawberry 'Temptation' 14-30 days Surface Strawberry seeds are tiny. Carefully open packet over white paper; open packet fully to check seams of packet for hidden seeds. Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - strawberry seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Strawberry seeds will germinate in 14-30 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Alternate Germination Tip: Prior to planting, place strawberry seeds on a damp paper towel, enclose in a resealable plastic bag, and place in bright location. Keep moist. Once seeds germinate, carefully transplant sprouts root-down into growing medium.
Succulent Mix 14-30 days Surface Succulent seeds are tiny. Carefully open packet over white paper; open packet fully to check seams of packet for hidden seeds. Sow seeds directly onto the surface of the growing medium, gently press in, and do not cover - succulent seeds need light to germinate. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Succulent seeds will germinate in 14-30 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Sunflower 'Dwarf Sunny' 7-14 days 1/2" Sow sunflower seeds 1/2” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Sunflower seeds will germinate in 7-14. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Use care when transplanting.
Sunflower 'Evening Sun' 7-14 days 1/2" Sow sunflower seeds 1/2” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Sunflower seeds will germinate in 7-14. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Use care when transplanting.
Sweet Pepper 'California Wonder' 7-21 days 1/4" Sow sweet pepper seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Sweet pepper seeds will germinate in 7-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Heirloom variety.
Thyme 14-21 days 1/8" Sow thyme seeds 1/8” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Thyme seeds will germinate in 14-21 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Tomato - Beefsteak 'Marmande' 7-14 days 1/4" Sow tomato seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Tomato seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Indeterminate variety.
Tomato - Red Cherry 'Cerise' 7-14 days 1/4" Sow tomato seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Tomato seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Tomato 'Tiny Tim' 7-14 days 1/4" Sow tomato seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Tomato seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Determinate variety.
Watermelon 'Sugar Baby' 7-14 days 1" Sow watermelon seeds 1” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Watermelon seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Tip: Prefers temperatures above 70°F to germinate.
Watermelon 'Crimson Sweet' 7-14 days 1" Sow watermelon seeds 1” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Watermelon seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Tip: Prefers temperatures above 70°F to germinate.
Wild Rose 'Rosa Rugosa' 4-6 weeks 1/4" Sow wild rose seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Wild rose seeds will germinate in 4-6 weeks. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.

Wild rose seeds germinate best in cooler temperatures between 60° to 70°F.
Zinnia-Dahlia 7-14 days 1/4" Sow zinnia-dahlia seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Zinnia-dahlia seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.
Zinnia Lilliput Mix 7-14 days 1/4" Sow zinnia seeds 1/4” deep and lightly cover with growing medium. Place in a warm, bright location with ample air circulation; keep growing medium moist but not overwatered. Zinnia seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Once seedlings develop their second set of leaves, begin watering with plant fertilizer mixed at half-strength.