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Growing Plants - Professional Equipment Not Required!

Feb 20, 2008
After you become successful at maintaining houseplants in your home, you will likely feel the need to take your gardening a step further. The next step is to create plants yourself. Instead of acting as solely a caretaker, you are becoming the creator.

This can be done with seeds or starting with cuttings. If you succeed, it is because you did everything right, but if you fail, it is also because of your actions. This kind of control is fun to have, especially when you succeed.

The following information will explain how to cultivate plants from both seeds and cuttings. Starting a plant from through propagation takes longer than buying mature plants, but it is much cheaper and more fulfilling.

Flowering plants will be much cheaper. In fact, a package of seeds that will give you many plants may sell for 1/10th or 1/20th of the price of just one mature version of the plant. The exchange for the price difference is the time and effort that you need to put forth to be successful in growing the plant from a seed. If you need flowers by a certain time, you need to calculate when you need to start growing your plant.

It is not difficult to grow plants from seeds. You can set everything up for an entire home garden in one afternoon, but a lot more time will be needed for planning and care. The following information will help the process go more smoothly for you.

You will not need any professional equipment to grow plants from seeds. You will need pots, and soil. You should not use potting soil, however, because it has too many nutrients for the seeds. The best thing to use is a substance called vermiculite. It is a mineral that is sterile, weed-free, and is better to use than potting soil or sand. Seeds will not have diseases or other problems that are present with other soil mixtures.

Learning to grow from seeds can be time consuming but very rewarding as you increase your Knowledge of indoor house plants varieties, watch your vegetables and the landscape plants mature all from your care.
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