up your seed-starting game, with joe lamp’l (aka joe gardener)

up your seed-starting game, with joe lamp’l (aka joe gardener)

WHAT REALLY MATTERS when we start seeds? What tweaks to our process or our gear can actually move the needle from so-so results or worse to closer to pro? My friend Joe Lamp’l wondered that, too. He undertook batch after batch of experiments (that’s his seed-starting room in action, above, and his shoes in the foreground) to test a lot of the conventional wisdoms out there, many of which conflict with one another, by the way. And I couldn’t wait to hear what he learned that we can each put to use in our own pre-spring seed-starting adventures. You probably know Joe Lamp’l as host of the popular PBS series “Growing a Greener World” and the Joe of joegardener.com website and podcast . And he’s also creator of OrganicGardeningAcademy.com , with a suite of online classes including one about to debut on seeds. We talked about lights–which of the many kinds are “best,” where to position them and how long to run them each day–about watering, about essential gear to make it all run smoother, and more. Read along as you listen to the February 3, 2020 edition of my public-radio show and podcast using the player below. You […]

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