In this How-to, I’ll share how to germinate seeds inside your home…
It doesn’t matter if the seeds you’re starting are going to be transplanted outdoors once germinated or if they’re going to be additions to your indoor garden.
Starting seeds inside is the best way to ensure success.
First off, you need to understand that tiny seeds and seedlings don’t do well with harsh weather changes. A late frost or excessive rain can prevent them from growing.
Another problem I’ve seen when starting seed outdoors is when birds eat the seeds.
That’s why I prefer to germinate seeds indoors…
There are many commercial helpers you can buy to make germinating seeds an easy project.
For example peat pellets that come with a miniature hot house require nothing more than adding water to the seed and peat and covering with the supplied lid.
But really all you need is some water, high-quality soil, and sunlight to get going and your seeds will be bursting in no time.
Germinate Seeds Inside
Like plants, seeds like to be kept moist so a good drainage system in the pot is necessary so they don’t get too much water. Also, don’t forget to water them.
And don’t count on all of the seeds sprouting even if you’ve purchased high quality seeds from a reputable source, some will still be duds.
Here’s a tip, make sure you germinate more than enough of each seed so you will have enough for your indoor garden.
As the seedlings begin to sprout, continue to keep them moist and turn them regularly to create even sun exposure.
When the leaves start to come out you can begin the process of transplanting them to your garden.
Handling the Seedlings
Whether you’re going to be growing the plants indoors or outdoors it’s the same procedure.
Gently take the new seedling with the roots and plant it in a new pot, if you are taking it outside you can plant it directly into the ground.
You’ll also want to make sure to allow enough space between plants, this information can be found on the package.
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