Friday, April 10, 2015

Growing from Seed Tips & Tricks

Are you planting a garden this year?  Here are a few tips to get you started!

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April 10, 2015

I use Coconut Coir pellets OFTEN!  When I volunteer at a local school, hauling a bag of pellets is so much easier than dirt and all of the supplies.
Starting plants from seeds may take a little extra effort, but in the end it is definitely worth it!  We have a few tricks to share that might just make growing from seed a bit easier.
Using Coconut Coir Pellets for Seed Starting

These little pellets are AMAZING! 

Check out MY results using Coconut Coir pellets.

Step 1: Take out your Coconut Coir Pellets.  I like to use a large tray

Step 2: Add water to tray and Coconut Coir Pellets.  Using warm water might help them "grow" faster.

 Step 3: Add seeds to the hole and gently cover or "squish" coconut coir.

Step 4: Place in a warm sunny place and keep moist.  This is where the real growing happens!
Pepper seedlings in Coconut Pellets
If you choose to grow indoors using a grow light, (depending on the light) it is important to keep the light only 2-3 inches above the seedlings.

Once the roots start to stick out of the pellet it is time to transplant.  I chose to transplant into a container for now while I care for these peppers.  While they continue to grow I will prepare my garden bed.
Peppers grown in Coconut Pellets

NEW Coconut Coir Pellets are more eco-friendly!
Germination Trays for Seed Starting

We also offer 6-Cell Germination Trays for seed starting.  These are pretty simple to use and require the purchase of seed starting medium (dirt) or coconut coir.

We've grown quite a bit of lettuce and Basil in these trays.  Once the seedlings are 3-4 inches tall or the roots are starting to escape from the bottom it is time to transplant


Check out our Seed Starting Made Simple VIDEO!
If you have additional questions please feel free to ask.  We usually reply within a few hours (unless we're out in the field). 
Thank you and have a weekend!
Happy Planting,

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy spring is finally hear, love to see seeds sprouting and watch them grow. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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