Starting Seeds & Propagating For Indoor Growing - Growing Indoors


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growing indoors I'm joy Barrett we're

gonna get our seeds started for our

coconut coir and our hydroponics system

now behind me is kind of the beginning

stages of how we got things set up so

we've found it an opportune time to get

the seed started so once we get

everything set up behind us we can get

the seeds right in the starts right in

the containers and get growing that way

now we're gonna have ten containers that

we're going to grow in now with the ten


we're gonna have some we're gonna go

through everything that we're in a plan

here now the three tomatoes I've got

sitting here are what we propagated from

the outdoor garden now let's go out to

the garden and take a look at how we

propagated these and then we'll come

back in I'll explain the other things

that we're going to start in the in the

cups here to put in our growing indoors

okay so we're gonna start some of the

seeds inside with our hydroponic system

we're going to do an experiment we're

going to start some tomato seeds from

seed inside but we're also gonna take

some propagations

since it's still warm outside and our

tomatoes look great on the vine

there's no dead leaves there's a little

blight over on this one but a lot of it

was prevented from the whole grain corn

meal that we put around the base at the

beginning of planting so we're gonna

take some propagation we're going to

take a propagation from the white giant

from the black Krim and we're gonna take

some off of a good branch from the pink

Brandywine now the key to good

propagation is you want to find an

outward plant or an outward limb here

and you want to go down about six inches

or so and that's what I'm going to do

here make sure your hands are clean your

your cutting device is clean because

you're going to you're gonna cut this

it's going to take and we'll cut it now

what we'll do with that is we're going

to head and

we're going to cut everything off but

the top leaves now there is some flowers

here we're going to cut those off as

well I want to keep everything except

for the top two leaves then we'll take

this inside and we're just going to put

it in a some walk all a little hair

follicles there those can be those will

grow into roots once we get it in some

water okay on our pink Brandywine now

for those who may be a little new to the

tomato variety pink brandywine's have a

very unique brandywine's in general

tomato plant have a very unique leaf

pattern compared to the traditional the

other tomatoes in in other varieties so

with the pink Brandywine here oh I like

this guy right here this looks like a

really healthy one I'm gonna cut it

there I want to trim back all the

unnecessary leaves and take that flower

off going to take the flower pot off at

the top and there's pink Brandywine and

now let's go over and do the white giant

tomatoes as well and we're gonna go

ahead and put that in some water in the

house and Mark all these so we know what

type of tomatoes because unlike the

Brandywine we'll know how to define that

when these other two gonna be a little

more difficult to determine so we're

gonna start these in water we're gonna

start some other ones in the traditional

seed starting method and we're gonna

wait and see which ones turn out best

and those will be the ones we put in our

hydroponics or our inter coconut coir

planting for our growing indoors so

those are the three that we've

propagated from outside now I'll take

several days for the roots to develop

and we're also going to start some in

the cups here and then whichever the

plants are the strongest we will put in

our smart pot and arlynn nursery pot in

addition to that we are going to have a

container that we're going to put some

onions in these are some onions we

started several months ago for a project

that this will work quite well on so

these are just some white Spanish onions

that we're going to plant in also we're

going to start when we put everything in

the in the grow room in the pots we're

going to start some champion radishes

and some beets and those will go

directly in the coke

core when that time comes for the rest

of these we've guessed got an ordinary

plastic cups and from our experience in

growing in starting seeds you always

want to start with the plastic cup not

the paper cup with a wax coating on it

for whatever reason it just doesn't seem

to allow the plant to germinate properly

so we're going to start with those now

we're going to put them in the coconut

core and we're going to put it in the

clay balls and and with that we are

going to be able to add our nutrients

but to start off we're just going to

have a mixture of or ordinary potting

mix I've added some vermiculite as well

as I added two large handfuls of the

coconut coir so when the plants get

started then we can remove them and put

them in the proper container now the

vermiculite you can also use perlite for

that application as well and all the

perlite and the vermiculite dude is at a

very area loose looseness to the soil so

what we've got here I'll get these out

of the way we've got and you see the

cupcake tray that seems to work very

well for us learn maneuvering or sorting

out different plants in our little cups

we're gonna do bush beans in one of the

nursery pots now we're going to start

for we're going to start five beans in

this particular cup and these are just

ordinary these are top crop bush beans

that we'll be starting and I'm gonna put

five in this container just like you

would outdoors about a half inch under

the soil there and then we'll water that

in whenever the time comes I on all of

these I've marked with masking tape and

a pin so I know what to expect to come

up these are the black creme Tomatoes

this is also one of the propagations is

a black creme tomato so with the black

creme with the tomatoes and the peppers

and the cucumbers we're gonna start them

a little different than burying the seed

under the soil now we do this particular

method when we are growing in starting

seeds for

door in the spring so I'm just gonna

drop the two on top of the soil then I'm

gonna take some vermiculite

and I'm just gonna cover the top and

that will allow the plant or allow the

seed a loose top soil it we're not

covering the seed because it when you

cover the seat it can stress the plant

out somewhat to get it to germinate and

punch through the soil so with the

vermiculite it's very loose and the seed

will come up very nice this is the great

white we've got a great white that we've

propagated or about a half a handful

based on how large your cup is and then

once we get all of these done with water

men brandywine in the same way now with

the black zucchini I'm not gonna cover

it with vermiculite these are these are

very large seed so I'm just going to

take two of them and we're going to take

the healthiest one we're just going to

bury them just like we would in a mound

outside market more cucumbers I'm going

to plant five seeds and we'll take those

strongest two or three and a handful of

vermiculite with the peppers I've got

California wonder sweet peppers now

we've decided to do the peppers in two

different formats we're going to do one

in the aquaponics farm then we're also

going to do one in a smart pot to see

which one rows better so we're going to

start I'm actually going to start for

pepper seeds the same way we've done

with the other tomatoes and cucumbers

put four on top cover it with

vermiculite and last is a cherry variety

or small red cherry we didn't have any

on these outside so we're going to start

to seeds and we'll plant the best one in

the smart pot and vermiculite on top

then we'll get our grow room here all

set up with the light hanging above now

with this t5 light this pine or six you

could set it at a vertical angle if you

don't choose to but we're going to

mount some hooks in the ceiling and then

hang it at the adequate height for these

plants and as they grow we will move it

up and we'll get that all sorted out and

arranged and show you step by step how

we're going to do that so it's real easy

getting our seed started so we can grow

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