Want to start your own seedling indoors? It’s easy, you’ll have your own little windowsill garden in no time! Start them indoors, and take them outside or to your greenhouse when ready.
Especially in winter, I try to find ways to continue to enjoy gardening. I like to start seeds so that I have tomatoes and other vegetables ready to go when there is no longer a risk of frost. For many years, I purchased little seed starter pots, but that became quite expensive. This project allows you to recycle newspaper to make biodegradable seed pots that are ready to plant. If you need smaller pots, you can reduce the size of the newspaper page. If you need sturdier pots, you just double the thickness of the paper.
This is also a great project for kids. It is really just a simple origami project.
Seed Sprouting Indoors
Germinating the seed is a crucial part of the growing process. It’s the process by which a plant grows from a seed; to come into existence and develop into a big strong plant! Babies come from eggs, plants come from seeds.
There are plenty of ways to sprout the seed, germinate the seed, or start the seed – whatever method you want to call it. Anyone homesteader can start their seeds. You can even start seeds indoors or outdoors! Seeds remain dormant until germinated. This sums up why you have to plant your seeds in order for them to grow!
So how do you germinate the seed?
- Provide soil (see ideas listed below!)
- Water it
- Allow it to breathe
- Keep it temperate
- Shed some light (unless otherwise stated)
- Detailed growing instructions can be found here.
Best DIY Methods to Germinate Seeds; Start the Seed Sprouting Process!
Remember, the trick is to have a nice simple place for the seeds to begin, once they are ready, you can add them to a larger garden.