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Are you wondering why we didn’t plant our tiny germinated seeds into bigger pots? We actually did plant half of our seeds into bigger pots, and they are still so tiny we can barely see them. I think there might be two reasons for this result. First, it’s easier for kids to take care of egg cartons. The kids put a drop of water in each section every day. On the other hand, big pots were always either completely drenched or dry as toast. And second, we only have space for one or the other in front of our sunny kitchen windows. Since the place was occupied by the plants in egg cartons, the big pots had to be in the shade. My guess is that they didn’t like it!

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Do you want to demonstrate to your kids how seeds turn into plants but worry that they don’t have the required attention span to follow the project to the end? We have the solution! With our marvelous technique, the seeds germinate in one day. And you have tiny plants in as little as 2-3 days (depending on the type of plant).

Let’s get started in learning five tips for how to germinate seeds successfully every time.

Over the years I’ve found that using a “germination chamber” greatly increases the humidity around my seedlings and ensures even and successful germination.

Tips for How to Germinate Seeds for Seed Starting

When this happens, I often don’t realize it for several weeks after planting, and that means I’ve already lost a lot of time. My garden season is too short and I’d rather spend the few extra dollars on new seeds to ensure I’ll have more success.

Growing your own food from seed is quite an amazing process!

Seed planting depth: Most seeds will need to be covered in soil to aid germination. But, some seeds, like flowers, should only be lightly covered because they need light in order to germinate.

This article was co-authored by Andrew Carberry, MPH. Andrew Carberry has been working in food systems since 2008. He has a Masters in Public Health Nutrition and Public Health Planning and Administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

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If you’re a gardening enthusiast, you know there’s nothing more thrilling than seeing the first tiny green shoots come up after you’ve planted seeds. To germinate seeds you will need to give them the correct type of soil and make sure they get the right amount of sun or shade, plus regulate the temperature so they don’t get too hot or cold. Read on to learn how to give seeds the right environment to germinate and grow.