Potting Up My 2024 Seedlings

in HiveGarden2 months ago

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Potting UP My Seedlings!
Seed Starting is only the BEGINNING! There's so much more to do... and Potting Up my tiny seedlings, to give them room to grow is NEXT for my garden journey. Here's a few steps of POTTING UP for me. My process, Potting Soil, Seed Starter, WHEN to use, which. My most important tip: SIFTING SEED STARTER and POTTING SOIL to get the fluffiest and best soil for growing seedlings!


My Marigolds (one Zinnia, too)!

I am potting up my Roma Tomato, Ukrainian Purple Tomato, Big Red Bell, Golden Cal Wonder Bell Pepper, Two kinds of Brussels Sprouts, Eggplant, some flowers, including Marigolds, Zinnia, Bachelor's Button, and some herbs, including 2 kinds of Basils, Oregano, Parsely, and more.

The thing is, when starting seedlings, I use a SEED STARTING soil-less mix. I grow the seedlings in a mix of half Sphagnum PEAT MOSS, 1/4 Vermiculite, 1/4 Perlite. The mix has no real soil. No nutrition. No fertilizer. NOW, the reason why, is that seed has all it needs to grow except light, air and water. Soil is not needed until a couple weeks into their growing.

Once the seeds get to grow leaves, not the first set called Cotyledons, but the FIRST set, and SECOND set of true leaves, THAT is where the roots are now looking for nutrients. and that point, one or two sets of true leaves, means I need to get the seedlings into soil. REAL soil.

I use a mix of an inch or 2 (3 to 5 cm) of potting soil (real soil) and then add my seedling. THEN, I put potting soil/seed starter (real soil and peat moss mixed) around the seedling, to help it set up in it's new pot.

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Check out this video and take a look at HOW I start seeds indoors. I have a space and many shelves. Let's take a quick look at how I take my seedlings and pot them up to be new, bigger plants! and also, my most important gardening tip: SIFTING SEED STARTER! !


Most of you know, I prefer to grow my own food, locally. It's healthier for my family, and for the planet. I know what goes into my foods, and what chemicals are NOT in my food. Also, It cuts down on carbon emissions, less trucking, planes, trains, and boats, to get fresh foods to my table.

And that makes me smile... better for the planet, better for my own family.

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I started too with avocado and algae afa.

ALWAYS exciting to start. Good. I cannot wait to see pics from you on your progress

Hehe. I am working hard these days to produce a course and attend to a global conference this weekend. I'll be back to posting soon after that.

Awesome. Have great luck with the course and the conference, too!

Thank you very much! I need it!

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Exciting! I am so ready to get started with my seeds. I always learn something from your posts 👍

You're a zone or two behind my planting time, so patience is a must. MAAAYBE some of the cold weather crops? Cabbage, Kohlrabbi, Spinach, or Brussels Sprouts, maaaaybe?

I never knew that there's an opal basil.

This is year three of growing it. Love to use it in my cooking!