Home » Home Improvement » Gardening

Quick Tips For Gardening With Seeds

Oct 22, 2007
During the spring and summer months, many people are eager to get outdoors and begin planning their gardening for the year ahead. Many will head to the nurseries to purchase plants, while others choose to start their own garden from seeds.

Anyone familiar with gardening knows that it's more expensive to buy plants rather than seeds. While cheaper seeds may seem like a good bargain, if they don't grow, they're just as much of a waste as the plants that don't survive after they're brought home from the store. It will take a lot more work and care to grow a plant from seed.

The majority of seeds will be able to germinate in temperatures ranging from 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 18 to 23 degrees Celsius. After the seedlings have made their way through the soil, be sure to give them plenty of light, as much as 16 hours each day, depending on the type of plant. In addition to sunlight, some fluorescent lights also help with growth, just be sure to periodically move your plants as they grow taller so they are not too close to the light source.

Young, fragile plants that haven't firmly rooted yet need a bit of extra care to be sure they thrive and grow well. The right kind of potting soil with the proper amount of nutrients is essential for gardening with seeds. Be aware that inexpensive brands of potting soil may not include enough of these nutrients to produce hearty plants, in essence wasting money that would be better spent on a higher-end brand.

When you are using gardening containers the most important thing to remember is that regardless of their size or shape, the one thing they must have is enough drainage holes. These holes help the soil stay at the right level of moisture, keeping young plants out of dirt that's too wet for them to grow properly. Inexpensive flats hold several plants at once and already have the necessary drainage holes, or try using old milk cartons or other containers that will serve the same purpose. If you do decide to use some type of container from home, be sure to thoroughly clean it before using, making sure there's no residue of harmful bacteria or chemicals.

Several gardening manufacturers sell flats that are biodegradable, allowing you to start plants indoors from seeds, and then simply plant the entire container when ready. Moisture within the soil will cause the containers to break down and essentially be absorbed in dirt, which allows the roots to firmly plant themselves into the earth. This method also causes the least amount of stress on the young plants by not having to take them out of their container when transplanting.

By following these few easy tips, gardening will be the enjoyable adventure it's supposed to be, rather than stressful or disappointing. All it takes for a rewarding harvest that you can be proud of is a little bit of hard work, and a lot of patience and dedication.
About the Author
To learn more about gardening and simple gardening tips and tricks visit our site at http://www.gardeningforeveryone.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 158
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources