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gardening:seedlings [2015/09/14 16:12]
hannah [Gear for Seedlings]
gardening:seedlings [2015/09/14 16:15]
hannah [Soaking]
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 Finally, you need a sunny spot to rest your seedlings. If you have the window space, this is ideal - if not, you may need to look into grow lights for your seedlings. In the early stages, before your seeds have opened and while your seedlings are still quite small, you'll also need some kind of plastic covering. Plastic lids or plastic wrap can both be used - you're looking to create a miniature greenhouse to trap heat and moisture in your container, ensuring that your seeds have all the help they can get in growing to their full potential. Finally, you need a sunny spot to rest your seedlings. If you have the window space, this is ideal - if not, you may need to look into grow lights for your seedlings. In the early stages, before your seeds have opened and while your seedlings are still quite small, you'll also need some kind of plastic covering. Plastic lids or plastic wrap can both be used - you're looking to create a miniature greenhouse to trap heat and moisture in your container, ensuring that your seeds have all the help they can get in growing to their full potential.
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 +Whether you choose to direct sow or start your seeds indoors, soaking is one of the best things you can do to help them along the way. Soaking your seeds in a small amount of water (generally just enough to cover them) for 12 hours before planting helps to soften the outer shell and let the tiny embryo inside burst through. ​
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 +**Next step: [[Gardening:​Irrigation]] **