Seed Starting Tips For Beginners

Seed Starting Tips For Beginners

When springtime rolls around, nurseries open their balmy doors and display rolls of perfectly cultivated seedlings. If you have always planted with nursery seedlings, you may be under the impression that starting seeds is difficult.

Many people just go out and buy a or a small pot to grow in their window ceil or apartment balcony. In fact, it is so simple that a child could accomplish the task as a basic science experiment- and they do, all the time! If you have been unable to find plant varieties that you prefer, or just want more control over your garden, it’s a great time to try seed starting.

You will need a covered cell pack to hold your seedlings, some seed starting mix and something to mark the seedlings with either commercial markers or simple craft sticks. These basic supplies are inexpensive and you won’t need much, so don’t be tempted to skimp. While you could certainly dig up garden dirt, it won’t work as well as a seed starting mix, so don’t substitute. Always remember that you can just simply go out and read similar such as the one your reading now, they will ususally explain where and when you went wrong, if you did of course.

Of course, you will also need some seeds to grow; tomatoes and peppers are great places to start your seed starting adventures.

Because of the peat moss, it’s hard to work with dry seed starter.
Once damp, you can pack it gently into the cell packs.
Drill two holes into the mixture with a regular pencil tip.
Drop seeds of the same variety into each hole and cover.
Place a marker, indicating the date and variety, into the edge of each cell.
Cover the container that is holding the cell packs and place in a warm, dark place.

Once that happens, move your seedlings to a light source, either natural or artificial, to complete their growing stage.

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