Starting Super Seedlings

Growing from seed is a great way to expand the variety of plants in your organic garden. Starting plants from seeds may take a little effort, but it’s one of the most gratifying gardening endeavors you’ll ever experience, and it’s one of the surest ways of stretching your gardening budget. Make sure the container you select for starting seeds is at least one or two inches deep and has drainage holes. The potting medium should be fast draining, yet hold water. Some gardeners prefer soilless growing media which includes vermiculite, perliteĀ or coco coir products, used alone or in combination. You can grow the seeds from start to finish in a sterile potting mix. Just make sure that the soil is moist before filling the containers. Use warm water and give the soil mix time to absorb plenty of moisture. You’ve added enough water when the mix holds together when squeezed without dripping. Next, fill the container leaving at least 1/4 inch of space at the top. This process is as simple as plopping a seed or two in the container, topping it off with a light layer of potting mix and watering gently with a hand held sprayer or mister. … Continue reading Starting Super Seedlings