We’ve created a guide for beginners who want to grow produce and flowers!
We offer a beautiful variety of garden vegetable and flower seeds. All of which are appropriate for our zone and can be started and grown indoors or transplanted outdoors. We offer all the tools you need to get started with your seedlings.
Here is your easy guide to starting seedlings.
Seeds need a fluffy and light mix! This gives them the best luck at pushing their tiny roots through. Regular potting mix can be too dense.
Seed starting trays are flexible and make it easy for you to pop out your seedling babies when you are ready to transplant them into their pot or your outdoor garden. Our trays come with a humidity dome to keep the seed mix moist during germination. More on that in a bit!
3. Pre-moisten the starter mix soil.
4. Fill each seedling cell with starter mix, tamping lightly.
Compress soil mix gently, and then add more soil until each cell is filled to the top.
5. Use your finger to push a small ¼” hole into the soil mix.
6. Drop 1-2 seeds into each hole.
Dropping in several seeds in gives you better odds that one will sprout!
7. Backfill/Top with more soil.
8. Water lightly.
9. Lightly mist the soil around the seed.
This makes sure there is plenty of moisture to start the germination process!
10. Cover your seedling tray with a humidity dome.
This helps prevent your soil from drying out.
Our seed trays come with a dome, but if you are using an egg carton or other alternative vessel, you can simply use plastic wrap to lock moisture in.
11. Keep in a shady and warm spot.
Veggie & flower seeds can take 1-2 weeks to germinate. They do not need light during this period! The warmer they are, the more quickly they will sprout! Mist regularly to keep the soil moist (but not soaking wet!)
Once the seeds sprout, remove their humidity dome and put them under a grow light!
12. Once your babies reach 2-3” in height, you are ready to transplant them to a nursery pot!
Use a standard potting mix, be gentle, and water immediately!
If you are transplanting them outdoors, do so slowly, i.e., one hour per day for a week, then 1-2 hours per day for a week, etc. until your plant is adjusted to natural sunlight!
13. Don’t forget to fertilize!
We offer an excellent fertilizer
here, and locals can get $5 refills when you bring in your empty bottle.