The aim of this page is to direct the customers about “how to sow seeds”
You can also buy healthy and mature “seedlings” of all seasonal vegetables’ crops from our store, but it can be much more fun and a less expensive way to grow them yourself from seed. Growing plants from seeds is entertaining for both adults and children!
Here we shall discuss;
- How to get seeds?
- Pots, Seedling trays and other containers for sowing seeds.
- Growing medium
- Information on seeds sowing.
- How to get seeds?
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Summer season’s vegetables’ seeds.
- Pots, seedling trays and other containers for sowing seeds.
Kitchen gardening is not only growing your vegetables but also to caters your limited resources. You can use any kind of plastic or wooden pots and trays for growing seeds. But make sure they must have drainage holes. Otherwise use a seedling tray for the best results.
Pots & Seedling Trays
- Growing media.
Use a germs-free seed growing media like Coco peat or peat moss which are easily available at our store. You can also use a multipurpose seed/potting compost, but don’t use soil excavated up from your garden, as this might be clumpy, and can contain lots of pests and diseases, and dry out quickly. It’s best to buy proper growing media to maximize the chances of germination.
- Information on seeds sowing: Now, fill up the pot, container or seedling tray with growing media and tap it slightly till its surface become flat.
- Moisten the surface of the media with a misty spray. You can use a house hold spray bottle or watering can with small holes. Don’t over water at this stage.
- Sprinkle the Small Seeds equally over the media. Don’t cover small seeds with soil, as it can suffocate them and they will not be able to grow. Larger seeds can be placed one by one on the media and then covered with a sprinkling of media. Much larger seeds (such as sweet corn, sunflowers, and tree nuts) can be pressed down below the surface of the media according to the size of seeds.
- Cover the seed tray with a piece polythene sheet, plywood or whatever. This prevents the media from drying out and keeps the seeds in the dark, which aids germination. However seeds may alternatively require diffuse light for germination, so again, consult the seed packet or Google for specific details.
- Uncover the seedlings once they germinate. Place the seed tray on a bright area where it should get enough light. Keep the media moist with a spray mister. This is essential, especially if the seeds are at or close to the surface, as those tiny roots can dry out rapidly when exposed to warm sunshine or warm air in a room.
Check daily and water if necessary. Once seedlings develop few leaves, it’s time to shift them to ground or growing beds.
- Once seedlings have grown a few pairs of leaves and are big enough to handle without damage, they can be transplanted into individual pots or trays.
- Keep the transplanted seedlings out of direct sunlight while they establish roots.