Having your very own little garden at home is as positive an activity as you could hope to have. It would be one of the best choices for a hobby whenever you have the time to spare and you are at home. Plus, it would also be a nice way to make your home, especially your yard, look even better than it already does. What better way to make the home look great than by making it more green and fresh through the plants in your garden?
Planting different kinds of plants in the garden that you’ve started also helps you deal with stress. As you go on planting and tending to your garden, whatever worries that keep stressing you out would be relegated to the back of your mind, if not totally forgotten. You would be much more focused on making your plants look even better and make sure that they grow and taken care of properly.
I have been in lover with our own garden at home pretty much since we started it. We planted nice flowering plants that really made the place so refreshing and so relaxing. Whenever I feel too much pressure from work, all I do is spend some quality time in our garden, just taking in the nice fresh scent of the flowers. I usually do it alone or maybe I’d have a book with me, taking advantage of the ambiance and the atmosphere.
Should anyone ever ask me for advice about how they could best deal with stress and relax themselves, I would certainly recommend gardening. No other activity would even be close in my list, but of course the first thing to do is to be informed of the proper way to do it. And it all starts with learning how to plant seeds the right way.
Steps for Planting Seeds
It would be best to learn how to plant seeds the proper way, before proceeding to the actual planting in the garden. The best way is to do it on a flat or seed tray, which would be the preliminary step for staring a little garden of your own.
Here are the steps:
• The initial step would be to determine the right time for planting the seeds that you have. Details are likely to be on the seed packet. This is important because planting times can vary from one plant to another.
• Fill the seed tray with sol by holding the sifter above the tray and then putting soil into it. Break it up as you do. Be sure to fill the tray until it is overflowing. Use potting soil.
• Level the soil in the seed tray with the use of your hand or a striking board. Level it by dragging the striking board or your hand across the top of the tray, dispersing the soil evenly and allowing it to level with the top of the tray. Afterwards, compact the soil either with your hand or the use of a firming board.
• Now you would need to moisten the soil with the use of a watering can. Pass the watering can over the soil about four times.
• Start sowing the seeds by sprinkling on top of the soil, leaving enough space in between as demanded by the needs of the kind of plant that you’re planting. Since most seeds need to be covered with soil, do this after consulting with the instructions on the packet. The depth that the seed needs to be covered should also be found on the packet information. Compact the soil after.
• Put a label on the seed tray for proper identification of the seed that was just planted there. The required growing instructions should all be provided on the seed packet.