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artichoke transplants
Artichoke seedlings started indoors for the 2014 growing season Photo by Marshall Hinsley
Close up of vermiculite and coconut coir
Marshall Hinsley mixes equal parts of vermiculite and coconut coir for a seed starting mix. Photo by Allee Brand
close up of hands planting seed
Using a chopstick, Marshall Hinsley makes small depressions in the sprouting medium for each seed. Photo by Allee Brand
bags of vermiculite and coconut coir with seed starting tools
Marshall Hinsley's basic tools for starting seed indoors include ingredients for a seed mix and six-pack transplant trays. Photo by Marshall Hinsley