Would you like to join me for a plant growing challenge? You don’t have to be a fantastic gardener, you just have to want to start or add to a garden you already have by growing plants from seed. This is going to be a personal challenge for me. With the primary reason being I want to save money by growing my own plants from seed to add to my yard this summer.
When my son was a boy scout, years ago, I organized and ran a seed growing project for their group.
So I do have experience with growing my own plants from seed, and I can assure you I am no seed growing expert (and you don’t have to be either), yet the boy scout troop and I had healthy little seedlings to plant into the ground when we were finished.
Having said that, since I’m not an expert, I will be relying on garden resources and garden bloggers from around the web for the best advice.
Purple Cone Flower and Woodland Poppy.
These photos were taken in my garden at the townhouse. Transplants from my sister’s yard.
So, do you want to follow along with this plant growing challenge series?
Although I’d love to hear from you, I promise, you can join in without ever having to tell me if that’s what you prefer. No pressure!!
But to help you decide if this is something you want to take on, I’m going to suggest reading the following posts.
There are several approaches to growing seeds indoors. Using a grow light. Not using a grow light. Using a warming mat, and so on. I found these three tutorials to be very helpful in letting you know what’s it takes to actually start and grow seeds successfully.
Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors from Garden Therapy on Ebay
How to Sow Seeds Indoors without a Grow Light from A Return to Simplicity
How to Sow Seeds Indoors with a Grow Light from Empress of Dirt.
I’m currently putting together a free printable of questions you will need to have answers for to get started. (ie: planting zone, types of plants you’d like to have in your yard, planting location in yard, and so on.)
Mapping out a calendar of objectives. Going one step a time, all with a final goal in mind has proven for a lot more successful results. At least that’s what I have found.
Start with a seed plant growing challenge series list:
There is no sign-up form or anything formal like that. Just follow along with these posts by signing up to receive emails (see below), following on my Facebook page, or stopping by once a week to see what’s new.
And if you’d still like more information about growing plants from seed.
Check out my Pinterest Board: Growing Seed DIY