To become self-sufficient, gardening becomes a necessary task. Seed starting is one of the most exciting activities of every gardener. However, it can also be the most critical one and failing to care for your seeds and seedlings can spell disaster.
If your sustenance is directly correlated with the growing season and the success of your seedlings, you need to learn how to handle this stage. Failing to grow your seedlings requires for you to buy expensive plants to grow vegetables. That’s not an option for everyone. Not to mention the time you lose with sowing and taking care of your seedling.
I’ve dealt with many problems over the years when it comes to nurturing seedlings. These are common issues for many of us and I believe it’s worth looking at the solutions we have.
Problems related to seedlings growth:
I often hear about this problem and my first impression is that most gardeners are being impatient. This is especially true for the beginners. In general, seedlings from seeds that are slow to germinate are slow to grow too. This condition is ever present in low temperature and light levels. If your seedlings develop their first true leaves, and the temperature is warming up, they should grow faster.
The type of seeds you are using can also affect the seedlings’ growth rate. Are you using old seeds? You should know that seedlings from old seeds often lack vigor. They should recover eventually, but you should throw away any leftover seeds from that batch. A good practice is to never use the same seeds for your entire crop. Try to use seeds from different batches.
The article below will provide you with various solutions to care for your seedlings: