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:
- Make sure your pot has adequate moisture
- Keep it in a warm place to speed up germination
- 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.