How to Get Your Veggie Garden in Tip-Top Shape This Spring

Spring is the perfect time to start a vegetable garden. Naturally, where you live in the world to will make a difference when it comes to how and when you start your garden. But for most people in North America, the first months of spring are perfect for beginning seedlings indoors. Over time, you’ll begin to see them grow under grow lights, and you can transfer them to your garden or into container pots for container gardening.

How to start your seedlings indoors

To start seedlings for your vegetable garden indoors, you need to get some small containers and soil. You’ll want to have lights as well. Basically all vegetable seeds can be started in this way.

According to the directions on your seed packets, plant the seeds into the small pots that you have purchased after adding soil to them. If you don’t feel like buying brand-new pots for your seedlings, you can also use a paper-based egg carton. The great thing about using a paper-based egg carton for seedlings is that when it comes to planting your seedlings into containers or the ground, you don’t even have to remove them from the biodegradable paper cartons.

You’ll want to put Saran wrap or plastic wrap over the tops of your containers to create a greenhouse effect as well. You’ll also want to put your seedlings onto a growth mat that will provide warmth for the young seeds. Growth lights can help as well, but if you don’t have grow lights, you can put them in a window that gets a lot of Western exposure sun.

Once your seedlings have sprouted and are two to three inches high, you can plant them in containers or in the ground. Keep in mind that you should not keep the Saran wrap or plastic wrap over your seedlings once they have started, and you should be watering them regularly.

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