dan the gardenerI will never get bored with talking about how much I love gardening. One of the reasons is that actually growing plants is a thing that you could do in many different ways. It has always fascinated me how a plant is grown from a seed. It seems so amazing that a plant can grow from what appears to be a small, dried up granule.

Most seeds need warmth and moisture to germinate. There are few that respond great on light and cold stimulation. Normally you would sow seeds in early spring, keep in mind that they need warmth in order to start early enough so that the fruit, flower or crop in the same season.

It doesn’t matter if you want to grow flowers, herbs, vegetables or any other plant, you could start from a seed. And it is easy and fun to do. All you have to keep in mind is to read and to follow the instructions on the packet.

There are just a few simple steps to follow, and you will get great results:

Ideally you will also need a set of Childrens Gardening Tools.

  1. Fill a pot with Seed Sowing Compost. Press it down gently.
  2. Shake the pack gently to loosen the seed and then open it.  Tip a few seeds into your hand. Tiny seeds can be scatered over the surface of the compost. For larger seeds make a hole in the compost using a small garden tool. Individually place a seed into the hole.
  3. Cover over with a thin layer of fresh compost and water with slightly tepid water.
  4. Put a label with the date and the type of plant you wish to grow.

And there is just one more thing you need to keep in mind,  seeds that require heat can be placed in a heated propagator and seeds that need a frost-free environment are going to grow happy in a greenhouse or on a windowsill.

P.S. A heated propagator is only a heated plastic box that produces ideal conditions for growing cuttings and seedlings. Hey, it sounds easy and fun just because it is.

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