How To Grow Plants from Seeds
Grow Plants From Tiny Seeds
Growing plants from seeds is a rewarding hobby.
It is relatively easy to grow plants and flowers from seeds; when the seedlings have grown to a suitable size they can be transplanted into pots or flowerbeds.
Watch them budding and growing into healthy plants, including vegetables such as tomatoes and lettuce.
Experience a sense of satisfaction that comes from growing your own plants, watching them as they reach maturity, something beautiful that you grew from seeds.
From Seed to Plant
The cost of plant seeds is relatively inexpensive and usually a lot of seedlings can be grown from one packet of seeds. In many ways it's more rewarding to grow plants from seeds than from seedlings or established plants. You can watch them sprout and grow into seedlings then into fully grown flowers or vegetables or other types of growth.
Seeds can be purchased in packets from nurseries or even supermarket stores. First check on the packet that the suggested planting seasons' includes your current season; the one you're going to do your planting in.
Look for containers to plant your seeds in. These can be empty plastic containers or pots with drainage holes. Using a sharp pointed object, make some holes in the bottom of the plastic containers for drainage.
Look around for a suitable seed-starting mix. Choose one that is light in weight, with fine, smallish particles. Potting soil is often suitable to use. Add some water to the mix to create a fairly loose texture. Adding fertilizer is optional.
Pour the seed-starting mix into the containers: remember to read the planting instructions on the seed packets. Use a stick or other suitable tool to make indents or furrows for the correct planting depth and space them according to the instructions.
Place the seeds into the indents or furrows, not too densely, cover them with soil from your mix, pat the soil down; then add water. Large seeds can be planted individually in holes or spaced out according to the instructions on the packet, in furrows.
Some seedlings don't like too much sunlight so provide some shade if necessary. Indirect sunlight is best; the newly planted seeds can be kept inside for a few days. Take them outside for about 30 minutes a day, gradually introducing them to sunlight, then move them outdoors.
When they are big enough to transplant, water the seedlings then remove them by digging them out carefully; dig a hole deep enough in a flowerbed or plant pot to absorb their roots; place soil around individual plants, and pat the soil down.
Alternatively you can plant the seedlings directly into pots or flower beds and thin them out when they've grown to a suitable size.
Remember to water your plants and flowers regularly but never over-water them; wait until the soil has become just-dry.
Enjoy watching your plants grow from tiny seeds in the ground to flourishing blooms and growth.
Start growing plants from seeds today.
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