November 20th, 2011
Many might have seen plants growing out of seeds but none of them would have tried their hand on how to plant seeds. If you haven’t planted any in your life, you might wonder on how to start with it.
Planting seeds is simple. First you need to dig a pit, put the seeds in it and then close the pit with soil. Water it regularly and one more thing, expose it to adequate sun light. Do I need to do anything more? ‘No’. Almost all the plants germinate on their own, if they get appropriate nutrients and sunlight.
In case if you are planning to grow a plant in a pot, you need to make sure that the pot is well placed to receive sun light, which is essential for the plant to grow.
Steps to remember (when planting a seed in a pot):
- The first and foremost step is to choose a seed. Check their viability and see if they can germinate.
- The next step is to add appropriate nutrients to the soil. If cow dung is available, then you could use that. Cow dung is organic manure and helps in the quick germination of seeds.
- If the pot is about 50 cm, fill the pot with the organic manure and soil up to 35 cm so that you have enough space to sow the seeds and add some more soil above that.
- After checking the viability of the seeds, you need to sow them in the soil. After that fill the pot again with some soil to about 8 to 10 cm.
- The next thing is water the plants. Fill in with water and make sure that your pot can drain excess water. This is necessary because stagnant water can cause serious problems for germination. Sometimes the seeds might decay.
- The next step is to place your pot in sun light. Don’t expose your pot directly to the sunlight but make sure that it gets enough sun light.
- Wait for about 4 to 6 days; you could see sprouts germinating out of the seeds. Gradually expose them to more sun light.