Growing your plants from seeds has its many rewards! For one It's less expensive, there are many more varieties to choose from, you can grow higher-quality plants, and the best part of all is that you get to enjoy the simple satisfaction of growing your own plants from seed to harvest.
Here are a few tips on growing your plants from seeds!
1. Choose the right container for your plants:
You can start your seeds in almost any type of container as long as it is at least 2 to 3 inches deep and has some drainage holes.
2. Choose the best growing medium for you plants:
To provide the optimum growing conditions, and to avoid disease and insect problems, seeds should be started in a soilless growing mix, not in garden soil. A good blend is fine-textured, moist and spongy.
3. What to feed your seedlings:
Young seedlings are very tender and can't tolerate a full dose of fertilizer. Baby them with a half-strength dose until they are three or four weeks old. After that, you should start fertilizing every week with a liquid fertilizer.