Starting Seeds Indoors for your Best Butterfly Garden

Monarch Butterfly on liatris

It's early spring and it's time to start thinking about starting seeds indoors for your butterfly garden. I'm especially excited this year, as we're expanding our garden to make room for more butterfly magnets.

Let me start off by saying, I'm actually not an avid gardener, but someone who has developed an interest in flower gardening because it attracts those brilliant butterflies.

So, I've been relying on the expert advice of family, friends, and you to lead me in the right direction. I'm also learning first-hand from my own experiences.

This page features a series of videos showing my first attempt starting seeds indoors using the Burpee 72 cell Seed Starting System.

If you want less plants, or you're planting more than one seed type with different growth rates or growing conditions, you may want to go with one or more Burpee 36 Cell Greenhouse Kit - Great for Starting Seeds Indoors.

I'm hoping this system's "super fool proof" so I can gain some garden cred. And, if I make an unfortunate rookie mistake, it's all here on video for you to laugh at and learn from...and it's always better to learn from others' mistakes, right?

The seeds I am planting in this video are from the Lilliput Zinnia. Why this plant? A University of Kentucky study found this species attracted nearly 20 butterflies... more than twice the amount of Oklahoma, State Fair, and Pinwheel Zinnias.

I've also decided to add some showier Come and Cut Again Zinnias to the mix because numerous sources report serious butterfly magnetism.

Watch below to see how my seed starting journey unfolds:

Take your first step to starting seeds inside today!

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