Seed Starting Tips
So, what's the big deal about starting seeds!? You stick a few seeds in the
soil, add some water, then wait a few days and Voila.... You've got seedlings!
If only it was that simple all of the time. Some seeds can be downright difficult
to germinate. Some seeds can take several weeks to sprout. Some need extra
Perhaps, the biggest problem to successful seed sprouting, especially for
new gardeners, is the tendency to plant seeds too deep.
Let's explore the basics, tips and invaluable concepts and techniques which
will help you to improve germination rates, reduce germination time, and
get your seedlings off to a fast and healthy start!
How to Successfully Start Seeds:
Seed Starting Basics And Tips
Outdoors - Garden tips, what your
seeds need to maximize germination
- tips for indoor starts
Seed Starting Equipment:
- Let's explore what to use: trays, kits peat pots, peat pellets.
Soaking seeds prior to planting
- It speeds germination for many seeds.
Nicking seeds prior to planting
- should I nick seeds? How do I do this?
Seed Stratification -
a process of storing seeds in a manner that simulates nature. It's required
for some seeds.
Germination Mats - For faster germination
and higher germination rates. It makes a huge difference for all your plants,
especially hard to start varieties.
Types of Seeds - Find out the
difference between Hybrid, Heirloom, Organic, GMO, Survival seeds.
Seed Germination Tests - We highly recommend
you perform this test, if you save seeds from last year's garden
Damping Off Disease - Guard against
this deadly seedling disease.
Protect your Seeds - Birds and a variety
of pests will search for your newly planted seeds. Learn how to control them.
Problems - It is unlikely the seed quality. Explore the causes and the
Other Related Topics:
Types of Seeds
About Spaghnum Peat