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10 Tips for Growing Flowers From Seed

March 24, 2023

An easy, cost effective way to add Wow to your garden

Growing from seed is essential to our production here at Celtic Farm, but you don’t need to be a farmer to enjoy this amazing endeavor! Growing flowers from seed can be a fun and rewarding experience for gardeners of all levels. Not only does it allow you to experiment with different plant varieties and colors, but it’s also a cost-effective way to fill your garden with beautiful blooms. Here are our ten tips for successfully growing flowers from seed in your garden and landscape.

Choose the right seeds- Before purchasing any seeds, make sure you choose the right seeds for your climate and soil conditions. Read the seed packets carefully to ensure they’re suitable for your region.

Start seeds indoors- Many flower seeds benefit from being started indoors before being transplanted outdoors. This allows the plants to get a head start on growth before being exposed to outdoor conditions.

Choose the right containers- When starting seeds indoors, make sure you choose the right containers. Seed trays, peat pots, or even egg cartons can be used to start seeds. Just make sure they have adequate drainage holes.

Use the right soil- When starting seeds indoors, use a high-quality seed-starting soil mix. This type of soil is specially formulated to provide the right nutrients and moisture for seedlings.

Provide adequate light- Once your seedlings have sprouted, they’ll need plenty of light to continue growing. Place them in a sunny window or under grow lights for 12-16 hours a day.

Harden off seedlings- Before transplanting seedlings outdoors, it’s important to harden them off. This involves gradually exposing them to outdoor conditions, starting with a few hours a day and gradually increasing the time over a week or two.

Choose the right location- When choosing a spot to transplant your seedlings, make sure it’s a location that receives the right amount of sunlight and has well-draining soil.

Water properly- When watering your newly transplanted seedlings, make sure you water deeply but infrequently. This encourages the plants to grow deep roots and become more drought-tolerant. You can find proper watering cans here: Watering Cans for Seeds

Mulch around plants- Mulching around your plants can help retain moisture in the soil and keep the roots cool in hot weather.

Deadhead regularly- To encourage your flowers to continue blooming throughout the season, it’s important to deadhead (remove spent blooms) regularly. This encourages the plants to produce more flowers instead of focusing on seed production.

In conclusion, growing flowers from seed can be a fun and rewarding experience for gardeners of all levels. By following these ten tips, you can successfully start your own flowers from seed and enjoy beautiful blooms all season long.

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