As the season is already changing, it would be a great time to get that vegetable patch up and running. We have managed to get the following seedlings available:
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So get those fingers dirty and prepare those beds for all the vegetables. Order your seedlings and enjoy the fruits of nature. Here’s some more tips for growing your seedlings.
1. When and How to Transplant Seedlings
Once you’ve taken your seedlings home, it’s a good idea to transplant them fairly soon. However, if the weather is particularly hot, cold or otherwise severe, rather leave them until a better time. It’s best to transplant them first thing in the morning, when the conditions are usually mild. A cool, overcast day is ideal, but not essential. Water them lightly in their tray about half an hour before you plan to transplant them into the ground. When they’re ready, gently take them out of the seedling tray, being careful to be gentle with their roots. Then, plant them into the hole that has been conditioned with our seedling fertiliser.
2. Feeding and Watering Your young Plants
Water your seedlings gently (whether with a mister or a small watering can; not a hose pipe that will deliver a strong jet of water). Keep the soil around them moist, but not waterlogged. It should dry slightly before you water them again. Feed them regularly with our seedling fertiliser to ensure that they have the nutrients that they need to thrive.
3. Air and Light Requirements
A good flow of air is advantageous to the plant’s overall health and in preventing disease. So, make sure that your plants are in a spot that gets a bit of a breeze. If you don’t have a spot that naturally gets air, consider using a small fan. These little plants need lots of sunlight, whether they’re inside or outdoors. Rotate them often to prevent them from leaning as they grow towards the light. Ideally, they should get 14 to 16 hours of direct sunlight a day. If they are leaning to the light, it’s a sign that they’re not getting enough. If this is the case, consider using a lighting kit or changing their position.
4. Protect your Seedlings
Start your seedlings off in an outdoor area that gets light and fresh air, but isn’t prone to strong winds or other extremes. If you’ve had the seedlings in a protected spot inside your home for a few weeks, make the transition to the outdoors gradual. Expose them to more and more direct sunlight every day over the course of 7 to 10 days.