Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How to start seeds successfully.

Hi Gardening Friends
Well I think this is one of my most important blogs. I am going to tell you how to
start plants from seed. First of all get your seed catalogs out and look at what you would like to grow from seed. Then take a piece of paper and write down the item numbers and the name of the variety of the seed and the price of the seed. The next
step is that you make a toll free telephone number and tell the customer service representative and tell them what you want to order. Then the next step is to receive your seeds in the US Mail. Then you would open the package to take a survey
of what you order. See if all of the seeds you ordered are in the package and not
see if there is any back orders. If so you can call customer service about what is back ordered? After that it is time to sow your seeds. First get some plastic seed
flats if they are not clean than you would have to wash them in a Laundry tub.
After that you can hang them up to dry. After they are dry you can fill the flats with germination mix soil which you can buy at your local garden center. so when you got you soil for starting seeds fill up your sterilize flats with 1/2 the flat with
germination mix. Then make sure you soaked the soil in the flat before you sow your seeds. After that you can start sowing your seeds. Get one of your flats that have germination mix in them and take it to the table. There you can sow your seeds with a professional seed sower or by using your own hand by slowly shaking the packet of seeds over the flat after you have them sowed see on the back of the packet if you need to cover the seeds with germination mix or not. Then if you don't have a greenhouse to start your seeds in? You can start them in your basement with a propagating mat and a grow light. In about a 7 to 10 days you will see your seeds
to come up. Unless it tells you on the back of the packet differently. So I think
this will help experience growers and beginners.
Hope this help all gardeners
Gardener Den
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