Tips On How To Make Your Gardening Seeds Really Fruitful
The premise for starting a garden remains fundamentally the same. You get some gardening seeds, you plant them, you water them, you weed them and you let the plants grow on their own. If you are thinking that this sounds too suspiciously simple, then you may be right. Although there are some plants that need minimal care, there are ways wherein you can improve the seeds’ growing environment. And in so doing, you can also improve the plants’ development as well. Here are some tips.
1. It all starts with the health of the soil. The best type of soil is the one that is loosely compacted, moist and dark chocolate brown in color. Try to prepare the soil before you plant any seeds. Turn the soil using a shovel or spade, digging to about a 1½ feet deep. Remove any weeds or roots or pebbles that might appear, and keep turning the soil. If you want to use fertilizers (organic would be best), mix this in the turned soil 2 to 3 days before you plant the seeds. Water the soil to a consistency that is moist to the touch, but not dripping wet.
2. If you bought a packed envelope of seeds, make sure that you follow the directions on its label carefully. There are usually recommendations as to the amount of light that the plant should get, and its estimated “growing time.” If you bought gardening seeds from someone else, ask the vendors what the optimum conditions are for the plant to grow. Try to list these down and perform the recommendations faithfully.
3. One test for making sure that the seeds you plant will fruit is to simply soak them tap in water for 5 to 10 minutes. If the seeds float, it is very likely that these no longer contain the materials necessary for new life. You can throw these out. The ones that sink to the bottom of the container are the ones heavy enough to contain the budding plant matters.