Introduction: Sprouting Indoors

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Learn an easy way to start your garden indoors, no matter what the weather!


-Your choice of seeds
-Plastic Ziplock Bag
-Cotton Balls
-Masking Tape

Step 1:

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Moisten a few cotton balls and place them in the bottom of your baggie.

Step 2:

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Take a couple of seeds and gently place them on each cotton ball.  You can choose to use one seed type or a variety.

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If you are using a variety of seeds, I would suggest labeling them.  If not, skip this step.

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Tightly seal your plastic bag and tape it to a window that receives lots of sunlight.

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Now, just wait for your plants to grow!  When you are ready to plant, you can transfer the entire cotton ball into the soil.


MelissaC204 (author)2017-04-15

Thanks for posting this. My bag is on the window. Cant wait to see what happens.

MonicaAgnes3 (author)2015-03-10

Thank you for posting this! All the other examples were saying bean seeds, I am happy to see that other seeds are being used to.

spinninlilly (author)2014-03-01

love it.

lynnfiorante (author)2013-11-05

I do this for my orange and passion fruit vines but I use paper towel and cover both sides of the seed

glendat1155 (author)2013-11-02

Great idea! Thanks for sharing

Nik727 (author)glendat11552013-11-05

Your welcome! And it works too! I have started many of my plants like this.

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