Spring Gardening & Indoor Propogation
- Home Owner Tips
- Friday, April 21, 2023
Spring has finally arrived, and it’s time to start planning your garden. While it’s still a bit chilly outside, you can get a head start on your gardening by propagating your plants indoors.
Indoor propagation is a great way to get a jump on the growing season in colder climates like Calgary, and it’s easy to do. First, you’ll need to gather your supplies. You’ll need containers to plant your seeds in, potting soil, and of course, the seeds themselves.
When choosing containers, make sure they have drainage holes in the bottom to prevent water from pooling and drowning your plants. You can use seed trays, old yogurt containers, or even egg cartons. Just make sure they’re clean and have holes.
Once you have your containers, fill them with potting soil and moisten it with water. You don’t want it to be too wet, just moist enough to help the seeds germinate.
Now it’s time to plant your seeds. Follow the instructions on the seed packet to determine how deep to plant them. You can usually just press them lightly into the soil, and then cover them with a thin layer of soil.
Once your seeds are planted, cover the containers with plastic wrap or a clear lid to create a mini greenhouse. This will help keep the moisture in and create a warm environment for your seeds to germinate. Place your containers in a warm, bright spot, like a sunny windowsill.
Check on your seeds daily and water them as needed. Once they start to sprout, remove the plastic wrap or lid and continue to water them regularly.
When the weather warms up, you can transplant your seedlings into larger containers or into your outdoor garden. With a little bit of patience and care, you’ll have a thriving garden in no time!
So, if you’re itching to get started on your garden, try indoor propagation this spring. It’s a fun and easy way to get a jump on the growing season, and you’ll be rewarded with beautiful, healthy plants. Happy gardening!