Planting garden seeds from seed is a rewarding and satisfying experience that can provide you with an abundance of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other plants. To get started, you’ll need some supplies: seeds, soil, containers (or beds in the ground), water, fertilizer (optional), and tools for planting.
The first step is to prepare your soil or container. If you are using a traditional outdoor garden bed, make sure the soil is loose and well-drained by working in some compost or aged manure. If you are using a container, fill it with potting mix specifically made for containers.
Next, sow your seeds according to the instructions on their packaging. Make sure they are spread out evenly throughout the bed or container and planted at the proper depth. The package will tell you how far apart each seed should be planted as well as how deep they should go into the soil. If there is not enough information on the package label, use a general rule of thumb that states large seeds should be planted twice as deep as they are wide and small seeds should be planted just beneath the surface of the soil.
Once all your seeds have been planted, water them thoroughly but gently with a watering can or hose. If you’re using an outdoor garden bed, make sure to press down lightly on any freshly sown areas with your hands or feet to ensure good contact between the seed and soil particles.
If you decide to use fertilizer when planting your garden seed mix it into the surface layer of your soil before sowing the seed at about half-strength of what’s recommended on its packaging. This will help give your plants an extra boost of nutrients during their early stages of growth.
After you finish planting your garden seeds from seed, they will need adequate sunlight and water to germinate properly so make sure you put them in an area that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight every day and keep it watered regularly throughout their growing season. Once they start sprouting up green shoots above ground it means they have germinated successfully! From there on out, all that remains is monitoring their growth and harvesting when ready!