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Supplement your seedlings with liquid fertilizer to give them the best start. Contributing editor Barbara Pleasant provides everything you know to start seeds indoors and give your food garden a great head start this season.

Yard stick to seed planting spacer -- How clever is this? Drill a few holes through a yard stick, and start planting!

Jump-start your garden by sprouting seeds with hydrogen peroxide. Keep the seeds moist by using hydrogen peroxide with the water. It prevents the mold and fungus that attacks sprouting seeds. Continue watering with the basic solution after you plant the seeds.

This is also a great idea for starting seeds as the moisture comes from the bottom, thus eliminating the fungus that kills many seedlings when you water from the top.

from lemon seeds, save your seeds!

Learn how to harvest wet-seeded plants, such as tomatoes or squash, to save and replant for next year's garden. | Photo: Simon Wheeler Ltd/Garden Picture Library/Getty | thisoldhouse.com

Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the bottom for deep root watering.

The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric. (Wish I had thought of this last year!)

How To Soak Seeds Before Planting And The Reasons For Soaking Seeds

Plant lemon seeds. Lemon leaves smell so good.