The first question anyone who decides to start growing their own vegetables should ask is, “Do seed starting trays need holes?” If you are growing seeds and vegetables that require sowing and spacing then the answer to this question will be, “Yes.” You seed starting trays will need holes for each type of cell. It is just a simple matter of preparing the trays properly and ensuring that they have been filled with the proper amount of soil. These trays are an important part of growing microgreens and other seeds.
A lot of people when they are planting seeds in a new planting bed will use a cell tray. Some people use a combination of a seed tray and a soil based starter compost. Most plants don’t tolerate high levels of nitrates or phosphates so it is important to find a compatible fertilizer for your particular species.
Microgreens are small, round, green vegetables that are very easy to grow. You can plant seeds right out of your vegetable garden and have them sprout up in a few weeks. If you’re planting seeds indoors they will need to be contained in a glass pot and some of them will need a hanging piece of netting to keep them from getting damaged. Once your seeds are ready, you can plant them in the garden by placing the flat trays in a shallow dish of water and planting the seeds in them.
Many people are confused about how much space is needed for planting seeds. This is actually not that important at all. The size and number of the seeds being planted do not matter as much as it used to. If you are only planting one or two seeds then you need holes no bigger than the size of the seed. For larger seeds you will need deeper holes with a lengthier gap between each hole. For seeds that are meant to germinate quickly, you will need holes closer together in order to allow air to get to the seeds.
One of the things that makes germination with seeds easier is that they are close to the surface. This means there’s a lot less moisture on the seeds when they are wet. For seeds that need to stay dry you can place them in an empty milk carton or Tupperware container. Placing a container like this under the hole in the middle of your plot will make it dry faster. You can also add some newspaper to the bottom of the container to act as a barrier against moisture.
Another thing that is important for seeds is that they are planted in a straight up position. It’s very hard for seeds to germinate if they are crammed into a corner. Placing your seeds on flat, even soil surface will make it more likely for them to sprout. You should have your seeds about one inch away from the ground. For seeds that need to be planted at a slope you can dig shallow holes and plant them down. Just make sure that they are not sloping towards your house.
After you have your seeds planted, you will want to make sure that you have a thick layer of soil on top of them. This will help them to have room to grow. After your seeds are growing, you will want to mulch over the top. Using a high quality mulch such as green sawdust or straw will help your plants grow to their full potential.
A compost or garden fertilizer also comes in handy during the growing process. Make sure to use it after your seed has sprouted to help it start producing crops. You can buy it in the produce section of your grocery store. If you do not have a composting bin you can always make one by attaching a trash can lid to a sturdy bucket