How to start seeds indoors for your backyard garden

watering seedlings in windowsill with spray bottle

Many people who have never grown vegetables before are eager to try out gardening this year. While the campus and Mohawk’s community garden are closed, the Sustainability Office is providing tips and tricks for your home garden.  

While it’s too early to start most crops outdoors, you can get a head start by planting your seeds indoors. Watch the video below to learn how! 

You will learn:

  • When to plant your seeds 

  • What materials you’re going to need 

  • A step-by-step guide for how to plant your seeds 

  • An upkeep plan to keep your plants alive and happy


Ashley Packer is Mohawk College’s Sustainable Food Systems Coordinator. If you have questions about gardening or Mohawk’s local food programs, e-mail Ashley at ashley.packer [at] (.)

Want to learn more? More gardening tips are available on Mohawk Sustainability’s YouTube channel.