7 Easy Steps to Grow Vegetables from Seeds

fixing the soil

If you want to start gardening, a great way to start is by growing vegetables from seeds. All you need is some simple equipment, water, sun, and soil. It’s easy to grow from seeds to harvest.

The best way to start is by keeping it simple, grow a few varieties. If you are a complete beginner, start with natural to grow seeds before move on to a higher level growing.

One of the main benefits of growing vegetables from seeds is that it’s much cheaper than buying them, and the flavour has no comparison.

Ok, let’s begin!

Step by Step on How To Start Growing Seeds

Garden Tools You Will Need

  • Soil Bed
  • Black compost
    black compost
  • Red Soil
  • Fertilizer
    fertilizer
  • Sprayer
  • Shovel

 

Step 1 – Prepare the Seeds

Let us show you using lettuce seeds.

To prepare the lettuce seeds, you will need a wet cloth to place the seeds. Next, place the damp cloth into the fridge until they germinate.

 place the seeds in wet cloth

Step 2 – Prepare the Soil Bed

To prepare the soil bed, you will need a full bag of black compost. Mix it with half of the red soil and half portion of fertilizer.

Fill in the soil bed and mix it uniformly.

Step 3 – Transplant

A few days later, you need to transplant the germinated seeds to the soil.

If your soil bed is 30 centimeters, it’s recommended to do two rows of 15 centimeters each.

the distance between holes

Step 4 – Compost and Water

After transplanting the germinating seeds to the soil bed, add a thin layer of compost and then water.

after transplant, add thin layer of compost

sprinkle water to keep soil moist

Step 5 – Maintenance

Keep the soil moist and make sure to weed regularly.

weed regulary to ensure healthy plants growth

make sure the soil is well drained

Step 6 – Fertilizer

Begin feeding your seedlings with a dilute fertilizer solution once a week.

recommended fertilizer

Step 7 – Harvest

Timing is critical when it comes to harvesting. After 40 days, the sow lettuce seeds are ready to harvest.

height of harvested plants is up to 18cm

Now you are ready to enjoy your delicious lettuce.

 

Vegetable Gardening Tips and Hacks for Beginners

For beginners, growing vegetable seeds can be intimidating and overwhelming, because there are many things to think about.

But it is a guaranteed fun experience, and you will get to save a lot of money.

So here are some vegetable gardening tips that will help you get started.

 

Vegetable Seeds

Choosing what vegetable seeds to plant, believe it or not, is one of the hardest parts.

It’s easy to get lost amidst all the fresh vegetables you can grow, remember to always stick to the ones you know your family will eat.

Remember the quality of the seed matters, so don’t be afraid to spend a little more and buy high-quality vegetable seeds.

 

Indoor versus Outdoor

It can be hard to decide between planting vegetables indoors and starting seeds outdoors. There is no perfect method for starting seeds, and it all depends on what you are planting.

Certain types of vegetable seeds are better to start indoors. These are the ones that need a long growing season to be consumed, also seeds that germinate in warm soil.

The best vegetable seeds for growing indoors are:

On the other hand, other vegetable seeds are easy to start outdoors, such as radishes, carrots, and beets. These types of seeds grow fast and don’t like to be transplanted.

Seeds like: spinach, corn, zucchini, lettuce, and parsley are also a great option to start outdoors.

Light, Water, and Space

You cannot grow a vegetable garden without the sun; your plants need to receive light most of the day.

Watering your seeds is also of utmost importance. First, you need to see if the soil is damp enough down by the plants’ roots. If it is, don’t water. It is much better to water a couple of times a week than every day.

Keep your garden soil fertile. Make sure to use the correct fertilizer, especially if you are planning to grow vegetables every year.

Finally, if you need any help or advice, do not hesitate to get in touch with Soon Huat Seeds. Our friendly staff is more than happy to recommend which vegetable seeds are right for you.

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