Introduction: Starting Seedlings Indoors for an Abundant Harvest
Starting seedlings indoors is fun, relaxing and rewarding during this Corona Virus Lockdown.
This Instructable will demonstrate how to start and take care of seedlings inside your very own house, even if you are an amateur gardener. The Instructable will go in-depth about how to plant, care, water, and transfer indoor seedlings.
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1.) Any Potting Mix
2.) A Seed Starting Tray (or Two) or any containers that you would like to use
3.) Larger containers, or garden pots (what we'll be using) for transplanting your seedlings
4.) A Pen, for Poking Holes for the seeds
5.) A Variety of Seeds that you would like to plant (We are using Tomato, Egg Plant, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red Peppers, and Chili)
6.) Paper, or labeler, to help label your seedlings
Step 1: Using the Right Soil
We recommend that you choose an organic potting mix to start your seedlings. Using homemade Compost, you can get amazing results. We used Miracle-Gro Organic Potting Mix.
Step 2: Find a Place for Your Seedlings
Before you plant your seedlings, you will have to find the perfect place for your seedlings. A perfect place would be an area where a lot of sunlight shines. You also want to take into consideration the temperature of the area. It should be no colder than 70 degrees Fahrenheit. An optimal location that we suggest is by a large south-facing window or a full glass door. We recommend a south-facing window because the plants will get the most amount of sunlight, rather than if you put your plants elsewhere.
Step 3: Preparing Your Soil
Watch the video above to help prepare your soil and fill in your Seed Starting Kits.
Step 4: Planting Your Seeds
Watch the video above to learn how to plant your seeds.
Step 5: Place Your Seedlings in a Sunny Spot
Step 6: Watering Your Seedlings
Seedlings don't need more water. I bottom water them once a week. Watch the video above to learn how to bottom water seedlings.
Step 7: Watch Them Grow
Step 8: Transplanting to Larger Pots
Watch the video above to learn how to transfer your seedlings into larger pots
Step 9: Planting Outside
When the weather is warm in climate, it is time to plant your indoor plants outside. This will allow you to have an abundant harvest quicker than if you just started your seedlings outside. This is especially good during the Corona Virus Lockdown because you have fresh and organic fruit and vegetables in your very own garden. You can get all these benefits for just under $30. What a Deal! We have enjoyed an entire summer worth of vegetables (Tomato, All colored peppers, Eggplants, Cucumbers, Okra, and Jalapeno) every year.
Step 10: Enjoying the Process
Growing plants should be fun and relaxing, not a grueling task. We have planted these plants that you see above, last fall and transplanted them into very large pots, and keep them indoors throughout the winter, to continue to enjoy the harvest because we live in the northeastern region and it gets cold during the winters. We have enjoyed the process of growing Curry Leaves, Mint and Aloe Vera as seen above.
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