The BEST Seed Starting Tips... EVER!

Chrissy Rex
by Chrissy Rex
With the holidays behind us, it's time! Time to get a jump start on gardening, which means SEED STARTING! This task can either be a pleasure or a pain... let me show you how to really enjoy the process...
Gather seed starting supplies. I used Living Ledge Vertical Garden Seedies Window Planters, Dr. Earth Soil and a variety of seeds from Renee's Garden and Burpee.

Grab your jar of cinnamon from the pantry and set aside.
Fill your seed starting trays with your choice of soil, place seeds, add another layer of soil and top with CINNAMON! Water in until the soil is moist.

Updated: Cinnamon is an antifungal and antimicrobial. It will help to prevent fungus growth and issues with dampening off.
Place your Living Ledge Vertical Garden Trays in a east or south facing window for winter seed starting or in a north or west facing window for summer seed starting. Place your filled seedling trays on the shelves and keep moist, watering only from the bottom of the watertight shelf. When you see your seedlings emerge, rotate your seedling tray twice per day, continuing to water from the bottom.
Watch and enjoy your new seedlings emerge. No issues with fungus, no issues with dampening off.
With the use of cinnamon and the right seed starting containers you will have many years of seed starting bliss ahead of you. Happy Growing!

~ Chrissy Rex
Chrissy Rex
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  • Nelson Nelson on May 15, 2020

    Where can you buy these living ledge trays?

  • Cathy Ramos Cathy Ramos on Jul 18, 2020

    when they grow into little plants are they then ready to ppsnt in the garden? How far ahead should I start this process I live in Chicago....thankyou

  • Cathy Cathy on May 12, 2021

    Thank you for your post, I just started sweet pea vines a week ago from seed but they haven't sprouted yet, my first time growing them so I hope they start soon. I just added my cinnamon to the soil, so great hack! I have them in a mini greenhouse try, if I put them outside in the sun, will it help them germinate faster? Thanks!

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  • JR Pablo JR Pablo on Feb 07, 2022

    My seedlings always die because of fungus. This will change the way I do things.

  • Guernsey Girl Guernsey Girl on Oct 21, 2022

    Thanks for information. What type of cinnamon do you use, I remember someone told me you have to get a specific type not the ordinary one you would buy for food. Any ideas? Thanks.