Most gardeners have heard that starting seeds indoors is a great way to give those seeds a little head start. Why not give it a try this year. Here are some hacks to help you.
Starting Seeds Indoors
A great way to start seedlings is by putting them in an empty lemon rind. It may sound a bit weird, but the nutrients from the lemon rind will seep into the soil and help the seeds grow better, stronger, and faster!
When it comes to starting seedlings, it’s always a good idea to have extras. Not all seedlings will mature properly, and not all of them will survive the transplant outdoors. Because of this, it’s a good idea to start more than you’ll need, chances are, a few won’t make it, and it’s always a good idea to have extras!
Another great way to start seedlings is by putting them in eggshells. This one also sounds pretty weird, too, but it works! Just like with the lemons, the nutrients from the eggshells are absorbed by the seeds and make them stronger and healthier!
This may seem a bit obvious, but it’s actually really important. When it comes to starting seeds, you need to make sure to read the instructions VERY carefully.
Not all plants are the same, and if you mistreat them during their early stages, then it can spell disaster later on. Be sure to take special care in regards to the amount of sun and water needed for optimal growth when starting seeds.
If you can’t find any pots or containers to start your plants in, then try this. You can actually make your own out of toilet paper rolls! That’s right, with just a little bit of work you can get some DIY starting seed containers that can even go directly into the ground of your garden when you’re ready to transplant!
This is another hack that may seem obvious, but it’s super important. Make sure you put your seeds by a window or underneath a growth lamp. In their early stages, seeds need as much light as possible (unless the directions specify otherwise), so make sure they’re getting it!
Here’s a great tip for starting seeds: 24 hours or so before you plant your seeds, soak them in water. This, in essences, “loosens” them up so they sprout easier and germinate faster. At the most, you can soak them for 24 hours, but it’s best to do it for about 10 or 12 hours.
Now that you have got your seeds started, it would be good to brush up on your soil knowledge.