Each spring, the kids and I enjoy planting seedlings. I think this is so very important, as gardening provides children with many lessons. Plus, did you know that if kids grow their own food they are more willing to try it? Each year we try at least two new seeds. This year we chose cucamelons and red noodle beans.
The first step is to fill all the seedling trays with soil. We use an organic seedling starter blend. Be sure to tamp down the soil but don’t compact it.
Next water the trays before adding the seeds. It may take a moment or two for the water to soak in. It’s been a while since the soil took a drink! Give it time. The soil should feel a bit more moist than cake. It should not be soggy. If that is the case, just put it aside for a day or two to dry out, then plant your seeds.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest
7 thoughts on “How to Start A Garden from Seeds”
How exciting to see you've featured my post about having chickens this year. We used the mobile chicken tractor and put them inside the raised veggie beds, moving them each day to new ground. They churned up the soil and ate any bugs, weed seeds and sprouting grass they came across – they did a fine job preparing the beds for me to plant! Love the hop, thanks for hosting.
Wolfe City, Texas
Trying to figure out how to link your blog hop to my page so people know to come look at Tilly's nest, can you tell me how I'd do this ????
Hi! Great post 🙂 How far in advance do you generally sow from when you want to transplant?
Thanks! I generally sow the seeds about 4- 6 weeks prior to the date when we no longer have a frost danger. It will vary upon which garden zone you are in.
I have this above-ground garden box just like yours which I’m going to fill with soil and grow a number of veggies. I live in Australia so will need to see which ones will thrive best.
How wonderful! I would love to visit Australia. I know your temps are winter right now, so I’m thinking cool weather crops for sure.