Do you want to
grow your own food?
Growing your own herbs and veggies in your backyard is a dream many people have. But most of them fail at the very beginning: starting seeds!
Learning how to grow vegetables from seed is essential if you want to start with growing your own food. We are here to help you get started successfully. Download our free guide about 7 common seed starting problems and how to avoid them.
Growing Vegetables From Seed With Additional Heat
Get a styrofoam box ideally with a lid. You can get them sometimes through frozen food deliveries (we get our frozen dog food delivered in these) or our local fish factory has loads of them to spare.
You will need a sheet of glass, clear plastic or something similar to cover the box during the day.
Sow your seeds as usual in seed or cell trays. Here are some tips for sowing seeds.
Arrange the trays in the box and leave a space for a hot water bottle in the middle.
Fill the hot water bottle with hot but not boiling water. You only want to keep the temperature cozy ...and not cook your seeds! In the first few days, you might have to replace the hot water bottle several times a day.
If you keep your box in a sunny spot there might be no need for a hot water bottle during the day. The box will heat up through the greenhouse effect. Leave a gap for ventilation so it doesn't overheat.
To keep your seeds warm for the night cover the incubator box with the styrofoam lid and replace the hot water bottle again.
Change to the clear lid again in the morning. Most seeds need light for successful germination.
a few days, you should see the first seedlings peeping up! Keep them in
the box for a couple of days after and then move them to a bright spot
to grow them on until they are ready to be transplanted.
Here are some tips for seedling care indoors.
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