Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Start seeds with Jell=O

Hello Jell-O Seed Starter

To get flower and vegetable seeds off to a disease-free start, try a sweet approach.

Sprinkle the seeds with Jell-O powder. You can also feed young plants with Jell-O

as they grow.

Peat pots

Potting soil


1 package of Jell-O powder,

any flavor with sugar

Powdered skim milk, in amount

equal to Jell-O (optional)

Saltshaker or other sprinkling device


1. Fill the peat pots with potting soil, and

place two seeds in each pot.

2. Fill the saltshaker with the Jell-O powder

(and powdered skim milk, if desired, for extra calcium), and sprinkle

lightly on top. Gently press down the powder, and cover lightly with soil.

3. Moisten the soil, and cover it with damp newspaper.

4. After 4 days, remove the newspaper, and keep the seeds in a warm area with

temperatures of 55° to 65°F.


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