Seeds are a great way to start growing plants, but they can be expensive. Here are some ways to make your seedlings for free or very cheaply to help get you started.
There are many different methods of making seedlings for plants that all have their benefits and drawbacks. However, one thing is certain no matter what method you choose: it will take time! It may seem like unnecessary work at first glance, but the wait is worth it in the end when you see your little plant come to life after months of waiting patiently. Plus, there’s so much satisfaction knowing that you made them happen with just a few simple steps!
The most common technique is layering, where seeds are planted between two sheets of moist paper.
Some steps, from seed to garden
Seedlings are a great way to start your garden. There are many ways to make seedlings for plants, and here is just one of them! What You Need: – Potting Soil – Planting Tray or Container, Steps:
- Fill the pot with soil
- Add water until it’s moist but not wet
- Place the seeds in the soil
- Cover with more dirt
- Water and place in a warm area
- Keep watered and watch it grow!
Tips: If you want, add fertilizer when planting – Use plastic wrap on top so no light can get through.
Ways to make perfect seedling starters
There are a few different ways to make seedlings for plants. One way is to use soil blocks. Soil blocks are made by mixing soil and water in a container until it forms thick mud. Then, you form the mud into small blocks by pressing it down with your hands. The blocks will be wet and sticky, so let them dry before using them for a day or two.
Another way to make seedlings is to use peat pellets. Peat pellets are made from compressed peat moss. To use them, you soak them in water for about 10 minutes, then plant the seeds in the center of the pellet. Once the seeds have germinated (sprouted), you can transplant the seedlings to larger containers or outdoors in your garden.
Or, you can start the seeds in small cups filled with soil. Water the soil until it is damp but not dripping wet, then plant one seed about 1/4 inch deep in each cup. Place the cups on a tray and set them near a window where they will get indirect sunlight. Keep an eye on how much water the soil needs–you don’t want it too dry or too moist. As soon as you see green, stop watering! Continue to let the leaves turn yellow before transplanting them outside in your garden.