How to Grow Flowers and Other Plants from Seeds
A lot of flowers and other plants are grown from seeds. People often learn that they can start their seeds indoors. A large number of flowers and other plants can be grown from a single package of seeds, so the result is worth the efforts. Moreover, there is the personal satisfaction that comes with the achievement.
Before starting their own seeds, people should have a stock of supplies needed to carry out the project. First of all, they should obtain soil mix for growing in pots and the appropriate containers: large flat trays, trays for divided compartments, plastic cups or small plastic pots, shelves, fluorescent light, a hand shovel and plastic wrap. The right soil mix should be chosen, because it has one important advantage. It does not compact in the container it is put in, and thus enables the root of the plant which starts growing to establish themselves freely.
The container should be preferably flat, and wood markers can be used to separate the rows of seeds.
Later, when the seeds start growing, the ones that look unhealthy and thin can be take out, to leave the healthy plants more space. When a container of the divided tray type is used, one seed should be placed into each cell. The fluorescent light is needed to provide enough warmth to enable the plants to germinate.
People who wish to grow their own seeds to watch them turn into flowers or other plants but have no experience should buy ready seed starting set which contains all the necessary items and will facilitate the first growing from seeds. You can contact a garden maintenance company Putney to help you with that.
People who start their seeds at home should find out about the time of germination, as well as about the time that is appropriate for planting, because they are different for different flowers and other plants.
Seed packages contain the instructions needed for sewing of the specific seeds. Simple items such as a pencil end from the rubber side are efficient for making the holes needed to plant the seeds.
When people wish to plant different seeds, it is recommended to use wood markers.
Then the time comesto take care of the seeds. They need to be provided with moisture, so the containers should be covered, and they should be put in a warm spot, under fluorescent light. When the trays bought do not have covers, plastic wrap can be used to cover them. The period during which the containers remain covered until the flowers or other plants start showing is about 2 weeks.
After the expiry of the 2 weeks, the covers should be removed. The small plants whose leaves have already become established should be moved to larger containers, such as plastic cups or small plastic pots. Here the rubber end of the pencil can come in handy as it can help to loosen the plant roots before they are transferred to the new containers. Then the plants should be placed outside, for several hours a day, gradually increasing the time, until they get used to the outdoor conditions.