You always have the choice to by plants for your garden or start from scratch. I myself love everything about seeding, as I always get a better hold of my plants.
So today I will show you some small and cheap tips to start from scratch and without a planting starter kid.
- Planting cup
You don´t need to spent money on common planting cups. Just start your seeds in left over toilette paper rolls or egg cardboard. The great thing here is, you save a lot of time and waste. You don´t need to take out the young plants out of the cup, you just plant them with the cardboard.
- Soil to start
Get yourself some soil. I never ever bought myself special starter growing soil. Plants mostly need soil that they can dig in easily and that contains some humus. So get to the garden or a friend or family and get yourself a bucket of soil.
- Flag your seed roll
If you start planting and you don´t know all plant just now, it´s always helpful to flag the cardboard rolls, so you won´t misjudge the seedlings. The first 2 weeks they all look the same.
- Soil and seeds
Fill the cardboard rolls with soil and water it. Now put one or two seeds of your choice in. I have a large container where I can but the rolls in. If you got an ice cream parlor somewhere near, you can ask them, if they have left over containers from there ice cream. The cool thing about these things is, they come with a fitting cover. The whole thing works like a green house and they are stackable, so it´s perfect for seeding. You can save a lot of space and energy like that.
- Planting time
You can plant seeds indoor starting in January. It depends on the specific plant. It is very important that you don´t put the grown plants into your garden before the last frost. In Germany that´s the so called “Eisheiligen” three-five days in the mid of May.
Here you see the seeds of pumpkins, the freeze to dead and you need to start all over again. So please keep them indoors till after that period and later plant them in soil that is rich in humus. Near the compost is always a good choice for pumpkins.