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How to Grow Your Own Plants from Seed

Growing your own plants from seed is a great way to get started with gardening, and it can also be a fun and rewarding project for experienced gardeners. While it may seem like a daunting task at first, growing plants from seed is actually quite easy, and it doesn’t take very long to see results.

In this blog post, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how to grow your own plants from seed.

Seeds from paper bags on the soil.
Growing plants from seeds

Step One: Choose Your Seeds

The first step in growing your own plants from seed is to choose the right seeds. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend checking out our list of the best seeds for beginners. Once you’ve chosen your seeds, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Step Two: Prepare Your Seeds

The next step is to prepare your seeds for planting. This involves soaking them in water overnight or scarifying them so that they will germinate more easily. If you’re not sure how to do this, don’t worry – we’ll walk you through it.

Close-up of a bowl of pumpkin seeds soaked in water prepared for planting.
Pumpkin seeds soaked in water

Step Three: Plant Your Seeds

After your seeds are prepared, it’s time to plant them. We recommend starting with two or three seeds per pot so that you can thin them out later if necessary. Once you’ve planted your seeds, water them well and place them in a warm, sunny spot.

Step Four: Care for Your Seedlings

Once your seeds have germinated and grown into seedlings, it’s important to care for them properly so that they can continue to thrive. This means keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged, fertilizing them regularly, and pinching back the leaves if necessary.

Young peppers in a greenhouse being watered from a watering can.
Watering young peppers

If you follow these steps, you should have no trouble getting your seedlings to grow into healthy plants.

Step Five: Harvest Your Plants

Once your plants have grown and flowered, they’re ready to harvest. Depending on the type of plant, you may need to wait until the flowers have died back before harvestinor you may be able to harvest the whole plant at once. Once you’ve harvested your plants, enjoy them fresh or dry them for later use.

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Harvesting arugula leaves

That’s all there is to it. Growing your own plants from seed is a fun and rewarding experience that anyone can enjoy.