It is always a good idea to start with fresh, good quality seeds from a trusted source, so you have the best germination rate. Choose varieties that are easy to grow and are for our zone. Growing in the Edmonton area, we are considered zone 3.
Seedlings need a lot of light. They will grow best under grow lights that have full spectrum bulbs which produce a balance of cool and warm light. Suspend the lights 4-6 inches above at first and then raise them as your plants grow. They will need about 12-16 hours of light per day. If you don’t have a grow light, choose a south facing window with some direct sunshine. You may have to rotate your pots or flats regularly, so the seedlings do not stretch towards the light.
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