Simple steps to grow our simple seeds

The first step in starting your Buzzy® Grow Kit is prepping the growing medium. All our kits come with one or more growing medium pellets-but there are a few different sizes. Check out the steps below to see how easy it is to get growing. Each seed variety is unique. Kind of like a snowflake, except with less melting. And they all have their own needs (like how to deep to plant the seeds) and the germination time. Luckily, we make it easy to get started right. Just consult the instructions on your product packaging or check out the steps below to see how easy it is to get started. We also have some tips and tricks on this page to help you succeed. Let’s get growing!

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Preparing Your Growing Medium

Step 1 - Measure Up

Step 2 - Give’em a Drink

Step 3 - Fluff and Mix

Step 4 - Sowing The Seeds You’ll Love

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Seed Type 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.

Successful Growing Tips

Whether you’re a gardening rookie or a green-thumbed expert, it’s easy to grow with Buzzy® by your side. We even have some extra tips to get your seeds germinated and help you keep their leaves lovely all season long.

Growing Tips & Tricks

Using a spray bottle to water your seeds is the perfect way to keep them damp until germination without letting the growing medium become too wet. Once they germinate, keep watering when the surface of the growing medium is dry to the touch and reduce frequency as the seedlings grow without letting them dry out. You’ve got this!

Most seeds need light to germinate, but how much depends on the seed variety. Usually, you can place your pot in bright-indirect light. As it grows, it may need full sun, while others prefer partial sun.

Some seeds need higher or lower temperatures than others, but 65-75°F is generally good for keeping seeds cozy enough to germinate.

A lot of seeds will germinate in 7-14 days, but some seeds, like cacti, can take 1-3 months to germinate and others, like grass types, germinate in shorter times. So, the short answer is…it depends.

Ever seen a greenhouse full of beautiful plants? Using plastic wrap or a clear covering loosely placed on top of your pot is basically creating your own greenhouse. It maintains moisture and temperature until your seeds germinate. Just make sure there is a small amount airflow to wick away excess moisture and prevent mold. Once the seeds germinate, take off the plastic wrap and enjoy!

Definitely! They’re your little babies and they need some love. When seedlings develop, their first set of leaves, or first sprout, (called cotyledons) provide enough nutrients for the seedlings to germinate and grow their first set of real leaves. After that, seedlings need supplemental nutrition to keep producing healthy new growth. We recommend starting to feed your plants once they grow their first set of “real” leaves. Or, in the case of cacti/aloe, once they’re at least 2-3 months old. Seedlings are delicate. We recommend feeding them with an all-purpose plant food mixed at half-strength and spread the love!

Depending upon the size of your container, you may need to transplant your seedlings to allow them plenty of room to grow. Ready to separate them? Here’s what to do:

1. Lightly squeeze the pot or gently tap the sides to loosen the growing medium.

2. Grab a fork and dig down deep (below the seedling you're extracting) to carefully separate and transplant it without damaging the roots.

3. Gently lift it up to see if you got under the whole root structure. If not, no big deal. Just replace the plant, dig deeper and try again.

4. Now you are ready to transplant it into another container or into your garden. If it's going into a new pot, fill it 3/4 full with general purpose potting soil, add your seedling, and gently fill in with additional soil to fill the container.

5. Repeat these steps until all your seedlings have been transplanted into individual containers.

6. Water lightly with a spray bottle and return them to their original placement on your windowsill/under grow light/wherever they’re happiest. We do not recommend transplanting and moving locations on the same day. This may shock your babies. Once it becomes accustomed to its new pot, you can move locations if desired.

That’s a no go, but for a good reason! Your seedlings have to go through a process called “hardening off.” That’s when young plants get used to outdoor conditions. Move them to an outdoor, sheltered place, out of the wind and direct hot sun, for a week before transplanting them to their final home. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding. If it’s getting frosty or even under 50°F at night, bring them inside and take them back out again in the morning.

When seedlings are growing in a tight group, it’s time for thinning! Why? Well, they are going to start competing with each other, so they’ll all end up with stunted growth. They may also have poor air circulation, which could lead to mold. Here’s how to thin and win at growing.

1. You can try separating and placing them in their own individual pots. This can be a little risky, though, because seedlings have really delicate root systems, so you can always just thin them so they’re about an inch apart.

2. Keep the strongest, healthiest seedlings and thin out the others. If all the seedlings look healthy, cut the smallest ones off at the bottom of the stalk. Keep in mind that the tallest seedlings aren’t necessarily the healthiest. If seedlings are thin and leggy, you’ll want to thin these.

3. Use small scissors for more control so you don't accidentally trim a seedling you wanted to keep. Before thinning, be sure to disinfect your tool by dipping the blades into rubbing alcohol or wiping them with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol.

Trouble Shooting

Don’t stress. Mold on your growing medium is usually harmless fungus, but it could mean your plant is getting too much water and/or poor air circulation. Here are our easy fixes:

Move your plant so it gets more air. This will promote strong growth and discourage mold.

For watering, keep the growing medium moist, but not soggy. Even when seedlings are new, they don’t need deep watering. Just use a spray bottle to mist the soil and remaining seeds.

Keep the temperature consistent, too, so everything stays nice and constant.

No worries! Our growing medium pellets are non-toxic cocopress, a natural fiber made from coconut husks. Cocopress pellets are made of coir pith which is a by-product of the fiber industry. The material is aged, treated and washed. Depending on how much was consumed, they might get an upset stomach, but they should be fine. As with any accidental ingestion, if you notice anything out of the ordinary, check in with your doctor/veterinarian.

Take a deep breath. Your seedlings may be “damping off.” That’s a condition that affects seedlings causing them to shrivel up really quickly. It can be caused by a lot of different issues, which means it can be avoided, too. How do you keep your seedlings healthy? Things like spacing your plants properly, providing plenty of light, maintaining consistent temperatures, avoiding too much moisture, planting at the proper depth, and avoiding overfertilization will all help. And remember, we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so we’ll always replace seeds that don’t grow for free!

If you’re seeing those teeny gnats flying around your plant, don’t worry. They’re easy enough to get rid of and you can stop them in their tracks by letting your soil dry a bit between waterings. Or you can use sticky card traps which are typically yellow, stick into the soil of your pot, and have an adhesive that traps the gnats.

You can also try an apple cider vinegar trap. Fill a small container with equal parts water and apple cider vinegar at least ¼” deep. Put a couple of drops of dish soap into the mixture and stir it together. Place the trap near the affected plant. Check the mixture every week to refresh it with new vinegar, water, and soap. You’ll be gnat-free in no time!

If you are transplanting outdoors

Step 1

Determine your growing zone by entering your zip code below.

Step 2

Use the table below to determine your Last Frost Date.

Step 3

Most seedlings can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the Last Frost Date. If starting outdoors, plant after the Last Frost Date. Also, do not move growing plants outside until after Last Frost Date.