Many people enjoy growing their own future plants that will come to populate their vegetable patch or their garden. Flowers, aromatic plants or even fruits and vegetables can very well be sown by yourself before being replanted in the ground afterwards. Seedlings sometimes tend to be scary because they can appear complex. In fact, if you take it step by step and adhere to the germination conditions for each strain, you should be fine.
Indoor seedlings, protection against the cold
Some seeds need heat to germinate and fear late frosts. They should therefore be placed in a room where the temperature exceeds 15 degrees and, what is more, is very bright. Indeed, once the seeds have germinated, you will need to provide them with light so that they develop as well as possible.
You can use various containers to make your seedlings. If you plan to germinate seeds that are known to be more difficult, or if you want to achieve even and perfect germination, you may consider purchasing an automatic germinator. This device will permanently humidify the soil of your seeds in order to make them germinate in optimal conditions. As you can see on the site Bricolea.fr, there are even models that will create an artificial light to illuminate your plants. Some germiners are made of environmentally friendly materials to match your ecological beliefs.
If you don't want to buy a germinator, that's okay! Various objects can become very practical and inexpensive breeding grounds. For example, all you need to do is collect yoghurt pots or even egg cartons to end up with a cheap hotbed. However, you will need to remember to drill holes in the bottom of your container so that the water does not stagnate. To sow, you just have to put some special semi-soil in the germinator, plant the seed in the right direction, cover with potting soil and above all, maintain constant humidity. This is the key to success for optimal germination.
The moon, a factor to take into account when sowing
If you want your plants to be tough, to produce a lot, and to develop quickly, you can put the odds in your favor by sowing with the moon. Lunar calendars are present on the Net and will make it possible to know the most favorable days for sowing flowers, root vegetables or even fruits.
You should also know that it is not recommended to sow during certain periods, especially when the Moon is full. Indeed, this would have a negative impact on seedlings. In the same way, it is better to sow in a rising moon, taking care that the seeds chosen correspond to the ideal day for sowing. Sowing with the moon will prove to be very simple, it also allows you to plan the day-to-day work that you will have to do in your vegetable garden, which can be practical