When To Plant Seeds

December 15, 2008 at 11:58 pm

You should always begin your seed growing process by making sure you have all the materials that you will need with you at the growing area. You will need containers with provisions for the drainage so this can be either plastic pots or even peat trays.

Most people prefer to use a soiless planting mix due to the sterility and ease of this method to begin with. If you are growing plants that need constant heat to germinate you could use a waterproof soil-heating mat, which can create a stable temperature throughout the soil for those seeds to germinate.

Plant Seeds When To Plant Seeds

When preparing your pots or trays begin by filling them to within a quarter of an inch from the top and then you should moisten the soil by leaving it in a pan of room temperature water until the soil is thoroughly well moistened. It is also a good idea when planting various seeds that you use waterproof labels on your pots to avoid confusion and you know which seeds are planted where.

It is important that you check to see if any of your seeds have any special needs before you begin to plant them. Most seed packets will give you all the information you need so do not worry if you are not an expert the information is there. It is a good idea to grow in stages as if the unthinkable happens you can always go back and start again.

Once planted germination can take anything from a few days all the way up to a couple of months depending on what you are growing of course. You should always cover them in plastic bags to give them a green house effect which will provide the warmth for germination and once they have started to sprout remove the greenhouse effect and move them gradually into the suns light.

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