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Sprouting garden

Seeds grow happily under basic four-foot shop lights, but make sure the lamps can be lowered and raised to keep the bulbs four to six inches above the seedlings as they grow.

Seeds need good seed-starting mix in which to grow and will develop well in cheap foam cups set in plastic trays. Make a drainage hole in the cups with a pencil.

– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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