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START YOUR OWN SEEDLINGS



Instead,of buying a ready to grow  plants in the nursery or garden supply store, many gardeners want to grow their own seedlings. In this way, they can control not only  certain varieties of plants to grow, but the quality as well.

Visit a local garden supply center, or surf the Internet, you will find hundreds of varieties of seeds of flowers and vegetables. If you have done proper research, you may also know what are the most suitable varieties for organic gardening.

You must first make sure you read the seed packet or if you have the seeds from a gardener colleagues to follow their recommendations. Each seed can have different soil and water requirements and may not be able to be run simultaneously.

You can choose to plant them in small containers or in a greenhouse. Be sure to keep the soil moist until the seeds germinate and when growth occurs, the water, being careful not to drown your new babies. After the second round of growth appear on the new plant, it may be necessary to transplant the plants into a larger container until ready for planting in the garden. Some plants you want to grow in your garden may be easier and cheaper from seed. Lettuce is a vegetable that is just as easy to grow from seed, as of a plant. Most varieties of lettuce available in nurseries or garden supply stores are not really big and spend extra money on these small plants can not be worth it.

You can choose to buy a starter kit seeds from your garden supply store. Some of them are made of organic materials that can be planted directly into the soil when your plant is ready to plant and to decompose and add organic matter to your soil. You can also choose to use a mixture of soil-less potting to start your seedlings. These can provide better soil drainage than conventional and are generally very nutritious.

If you are lucky enough to have a greenhouse, the plants can be started in the spring. This is a good way to get a jump on gardening, and when spring came, your seedlings are ready for planting. You can even make a mini greenhouse out of the body, a pair of hinges and an old window. The window is a box attached to the frame and the hinges of the soil or planting mix is ​​placed. When I put on a nice sunny place, or even indoors, the window can be calculated to help keep the heat of the soil and retain moisture. Just use the wooden stick to prop the window open when you want to perform maintenance.

Growing plants is also a great experience for children. Get them to help you choose plants that want to grow and show them the right way to plant and care for them, makes them feel invested in the garden itself. Nothing is more satisfying than being able to eat vegetables, or arrange for flowers that you grew up, and children feel the same way.

 

 

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