Start your garden indoors using easy tips and tricks to get you planting now. Of course, if you start your plants inside, you can get your crop earlier. This means a longer growing season.
Of course, before you plant seeds you need information. You need to know when to start the seeds. In addition, you need to know the germination time. Also, you need to know when you are no longer in frost danger in your area. Of course, this varies from zone to zone.
Read your seed packets carefully. You will gain valuable information. For example, some seeds can’t be started indoors. Thus, the seed packet will instruct you to “direct sow” the seeds. On the other hand, the packet will say “start indoors” if that’s okay. Also, it will tell you when it’s safe to transplant the seeds into the ground outside.
Start your seeds in good quality potting soil. This special soil helps retain moisture. Also, it feeds your seeds. It makes seed starting an easy job.
Also, feel free to use inexpensive planting containers. These are temporary pots. In a few weeks you will be planting these into the soil. Traditional plastic trays are fine. However, I’ve seen egg cartons and toilet paper tubes used successfully.
Seeds should be kept moist. However, take care to not over-water them. It would be sad to do all this work and drown your seeds!
Keep your seeds in a sunny window. They need the sunlight to grow.
Once the seeds have grown to seedlings, set them outside for a few days. This helps them adjust to the outdoor climate.
In conclusion, starting your garden indoors is easy and fun. Plus, you transplant a seedling in the spring instead of starting seeds from scratch. This gives you extra time to enjoy those vegetables all summer.