If you have every wanted to get started gardening but don’t exactly know how don’t worry. There are some basic guidelines that you should follow. First of all seeds are a great way to get started in gardening. There are many advantages to growing your own plants from seeds. Seeds are cheaper, you have more control of the plant quality, and they are easily obtained. If you are just getting started gardening you shouldn’t be concerned that growing your own plants from seeds is to hard. In fact it is very easy. You fist need to obtain your seeds to get started. These can be easily found at any local garden center. There are also many stores online that offer high quality seeds for gardeners. Another option is to talk to some local gardeners in your area. These people can be great resources as they often time have an excess supply and are more than willing to share with you to get started.

Once your seeds are obtained all you need is a pot and some soil. Follow the recommendations on the seed packet on how deep your seeds should be planted. Place them in the soil and give them a firm pat. This slight packing pushes out some of the air in the soil and gives the seeds good seed to soil contact. Now all you have to do is keep the pot in a warm spot and give it adequate moisture. You don’t want to over water your new potential seedling otherwise it can rot. A great method to do this is take your small pot with the seed in it. Next take a clear plastic bag that is resealable. Place the pot with moist soil in the bag and put a small amount of water in the bottom of the bag. This will basically give you your own mini greenhouse! Now place it in a sunny spot and wait for you seedling to get started. Some seeds can take up to three weeks to start growing so be patient. Check your pot often to make sure everything is okay and it has enough water and sunlight. You soon should see some sort of growth.

Some of the basic guidelines that you can follow when starting your seeds are:

  1. Make sure your pot has adequate moisture
  2. Keep it in a warm place to speed up germination
  3. Use a high quality potting soil

That’s all that it takes to start raising your own plants from seeds! Good luck on getting your own collection of plants started.

Seeds or seed pods is what is left behind when flowers shed their petals after bloom. The seeds were produced by the flower and range from one to a thousand depending on the plant. When a seed is planted in soil and watered the process of germination begins. All the “plant secrets” the seed has stored in itself breaks out of the seed and through the soil, and this is what we see as a sprout. Pretty soon this sprout turns into a plant which will produce even more seeds. Garden herb seeds go through the exact same process just described and followed by many other plants. Each of the garden herb seeds carry in them the secrets of the plant they originally came from.

Though all plants grow from seeds, not all beginning gardeners can cultivate garden herb seeds. Some plants are much easier being bought as cuttings or seedlings and being transplanted into the garden. To get the full experience of gardening, though, you’ll have to grow your plants from garden herb seeds. Some good herbs that grow well from seeds are thyme, sage, dill, sweet marjoram, dill, lavender, chives, mint, and basil. These plants are relatively easy to grow. Just give them time to germinate, and be patient with them. Also remember that each plant has a different growth rate and so just because one plant is growing doesn’t mean your other seeds are dead.

If you’re starting your garden for the first time, there isn’t much that needs to be done to prepare your seeds for the planting process. You can order your seeds from a local gardening store or off the Internet, and once you have them, you can plant them! Some people like soaking the seeds overnight before planting them, but this really isn’t necessary for herb seeds. They’ll grow just fine without the soaking. If you want to use seeds from an old plant you have, you’ll have to prepare the seeds the year before. When the flower petals on your plant begin to fall, you will see the seeds or seed pods left behind. Take these seeds by shaking the stalk over a piece of paper. You have to dry these seeds in the sun. Keeping wet seeds in a container can cause them to rot, so make sure they are well dried before you store them. When spring comes again, you will be ready with your seeds.

When planting your garden herb seeds, put a bit of fertilizer in the soil, though not too much. Herbs like a moist to slightly dry environment so make sure that there isn’t too much water in the spot. Make sure the herb garden seeds get anywhere from six to eight hours of sunlight, and keep them in a warm environment. Pretty soon your herb garden seeds will grow into tall herb plants which you can harvest and enjoy!

Organic herb seeds simply refer to seeds of herbs that are organically grown. Organic planting or gardening does not use synthetic chemicals for fertilizers and pesticides. Chemicals from these commercial products, which are generally harmful, are leeched into the plant roots, and thus, modify the genetic makeup of the plant including its fruits and seeds.

The chemicals absorbed by the plants can be passed on to humans when they consume their fruits and any parts of the plants. Governments in the US, in UK, and Europe promote and support organic planting for healthy and nutritious produce.

Fruits and vegetables grown with commercial fertilizers and pesticides do not only contain lesser nutrients. They can also be harmful to humans once they consume the particles or remnants of the chemicals present in those fertilizers and pesticides.

Among the organic fertilizers are compost, bone meal, crab meal, corn gluten meal, peat moss, cottonseed meal, cocoa meal, earthworm castings, Epsom salts, fish emulsion, greens and, gypsum, and humates. All these fertilizers are prepared and derived from natural ingredients or raw materials. Not only do they have the essential nutrients and minerals needed for healthy plant growth. They also do am amazing job in amending the soil.

As mentioned earlier, the organic herb seeds should not use commercialized pesticides as they too contain harmful chemicals. The best alternative for pesticides is companion planting. This means that other plants are planted in between or nearby the main plants. There are plants which have a natural way of repelling pests and insects, and plating them within a garden is beneficial. Most of these plants are herbs.

Oregano can drive away the white butterfly on cabbage. Tansy can ward off flies, ant, and aphids. Peppermint too can fend off the white cabbage moth and ants. Other herbs that can repel pests include the basil, turnip, coriander, mint, marjoram, parsley, and thyme.