COMMON MISTAKES WHEN TAKING CARE OF YOUR SEEDLINGS
Growing seeds and seedlings in an enclosed space is not difficult; however, we often make mistakes that stifle the growth of our plants.
- Lack of light
Seedlings should get enough light. Regardless of your efforts, plants will not grow well if they don't have natural light. Natural light also provides warmth which helps seeds to sprout in the early phases.
- Too much or too little water
We often water our plants with too much or too little water. Since seedlings are especially sensitive, however, they do not tolerate errors when it comes to being watered. The soil should always be slightly humid, but never too wet. There are some proceedings you can follow in order to ensure suitable humidity. Cover your planting tray with gauze until the seed sprouts. Make sure your pots have a hole at the bottom in order to allow for the water to drain out. Regularly check on your plants and on the humidity of their soil. Check the amount of clay in the soil and decide upon the most appropriate soil in regard to the environment where you live (wind, sun, warmth). Check your plants at least once a day.
- Make sure that your seedlings are warm.
Do not put your seedlings into the soil too quickly. Small and weak seedlings don't like the cold, which is why it is extremely burdensome for them to be exposed to cold air and soil. This is also what makes them more prone to pest and diseases.