It is quite economical to start seeds indoors, especially when the seedlings grow into robust plants. However, growing seeds indoors can be challenging. To significantly increase your chances of success, avoid these common seed-starting mistakes.
Watch Now: Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Seeds Indoors
There is no benefit to a tough-love approach with seedlings when they are young. They will either instantly die or become weak and then fail to thrive. Even the most stalwart plants, when young, need a considerable amount of coddling and attention.
Moving Seedlings Outdoors Too Soon
When your seedlings are large enough to plant outdoors, you need to prepare them for the transition by hardening off. Hardening off gradually prepares them for outdoor conditions like wind, rain, and sun. The hardening-off process is simple, though it can be time-consuming; it involves exposing your plants to the elements gradually. The first day of hardening off, place your seedlings outdoors for one hour, and then bring them back indoors. Gradually increase the amount of outdoor time every day for 6 to 10 days. You will need to make some judgment calls based on the outdoor temperature and the fragility of your seedlings. If it is a particularly cool day or very rainy, you will want to decrease the time of that hardening-off session.
But if you ask me if the expense of buying grow lights is worth it – I’d say yes, absolutely!
What Kind Of Light Do Seedlings Need?
I discovered the hard way that they never recover from this, and the plants don’t do well in the garden either. I realized I was wasting a lot of time and money (and heartache) just to save a few bucks on artificial lights.
Benefits Of Putting Seedlings Under Lights
I purchased a grow light bulb to go into the ceiling socket. Is it a waste of time to have purchased it? It will be a few feet from the seedlings.
If you want to hunt late season plant Lights Out. This Canadian seed mix is extremely weather/cold tolerant and will last into the winter.
LIGHTS OUT FORAGE OATS & MORE is an awesome ALL FALL hunt plot that will attract deer all Fall and Winter. The special varieties of Forage Oats, Turnips and Canola will be highly sought after food sources by the whole deer family. Beginning early in the Fall and extending into Winter, Lights Out makes a fantastic hunt plot EVERY day of the hunting season! Lights Out Forage Oats & More will completely change how you plan your Fall Food Plots this year!
WHY LIGHTS OUT? When developing Lights Out Forage Oats we tested many Oat varieties and were able to find a specific Oat variety that was more attractive to deer than all the others and was also more weather tolerant and Winter hardy…staying greener and more palatable longer into Winter than the other varieties on the market. With 90% Oats, Lights Out Forage Oats will be able to attract and feed deer just 10-14 days after planting, as it will germinate quickly and immediately provide highly sought after food sources and act as a GREAT bow hunting food plot. This special variety of Oat is not only cold tolerant but can also withstand intense graze pressure, allowing the Turnips and Canola time to reach maturity and provide the 1-2 punch of early and late Fall food designed to keep deer in your food plot all hunting season long.