Growing your plants as seedlings can significantly increase the amount of crop and seed germination. seeds seating in the home has a large number of advantages.
Domestic cultivation can help you to save rare species of plants, seeds or those that you have very little and that the outdoors can be killed by frost. Growing home increases the number of seeds germinating plants, because of the soil to germinate, as a rule, only half of the planted seeds.
But, as usual, will not do it without difficulty. Boxes with seedlings can occupy a lot of space, which is so little in the apartments. In addition, conditions for plant growth are not as common as might seem at first glance – light, though many, but not as much as in the open, so you have to put the lights that fill the lack of light. The temperature on the window sill can be too cold, and radiator – hot. The temperature difference is also not the best way affects the seedlings.
Growing sprouts at home
In order to keep the seedlings in the comfort, cover the window slits, and the battery, place a cloth or heavy paper to raise the heat did not rise to the tops of the plants. To ensure the seedlings enough light, turn an ordinary lamp over them for a few hours after the end of natural light.
These conditions are very important, because when a small amount of light the different vegetables, such as peppers or tomatoes, grow weak and too high. The amount of artificial lighting can be reduced in March-April, when the daylight hours increase.
There are special pots for seedlings, made from peat. When the weather is favorable and you decide to transplant your plants into the soil, you can do it straight from the pots, because they are natural and transformed into humus. You can also use the cups of a different product, or wooden boxes.