Flowers are one of the most loved plants to grow in home gardens and they bring immense beauty and colour to any garden. Growing flowers from flower seeds is a different level of gardening joy that needs to be experienced by every gardener. Flower seeds are not so different from any other seeds
other than the fact that they need a little more delicate hand than vegetable and fruit seeds
Here are some things to be kept in mind when you buy flower seeds online.
Most of us start our gardening journey with plants and when we feel we know enough (which is never enough) we move towards gardening with seeds. The first step of gardening with flower seeds is enough to test any gardener’s patience and that step is germination.
Germination is as much an exact science as it is just fate. Sometimes we do everything right and by the book and it still doesn’t work out and the online flower seeds don’t germinate and we have been getting a lot of queries about seed germination rates falling in the winters.
So here is a detailed guide to help you in the process of seed germination
, so that you have more hits than misses and more sprouts than duds.
1.Select the flower seeds for sale online as per season. Summer flower seeds need a higher temperature to sprout, as compared to winter flower seeds online.
2.Fill small seedling pots, paper cups, plastic cups or any such small planter with a well-draining potting mix
. Make sure the planter has good drainage holes.
3.Moisten the soil and let all the water drain out from the drainage hole at the bottom.
4.Sow the online flower seeds at a depth of not more than twice or thrice the diameter of the seed itself. Don’t press the seed in too deep.
It is always better to start your flower seeds indoors where it is easier to control light and temperature of the soil. Seeds germinate the best between 20 to 30 degree Celsius. It is also important to remember that the moist soil temperature is always a few degrees lower than the ambient temperature.
5.For the first two days you can cover the seedling tray
or your germination setup with a jute rag or a corrugated cardboard to trap the moisture and heat and also provide darkness. When you buy flower seeds online, they germinate quicker in the dark.
6.After two days, when you can see tiny sprouts come up, remove the cover on top if you have used one and place the setup in a well-lit area indoors.
7.Keep the soil moist, but not soggy, by watering it regularly with either a spray or bottom watering. Watering carefully with teaspoons also works fine, take care to not move the soil or drown the seedling.
8.Once the first two sets of cotyledon leaves (round leaves) come up. Place the seedling setup in a much brightly lit area like windowsill or shaded balconies where it doesn’t get direct harsh sun.
9.Once the first 2 pairs of true leaves appear and the sapling is now more than a couple of inches tall, you can transplant it to your final planter with a good potting mix.
Flower Seeds Online
has a huge range of flowering plants seeds online including exotic varieties like calendula flower seeds
, Alyssum seeds
, and Antirrhinum Seeds
to name a few. When you buy flower seeds for sale make sure to buy it from a trusted seller like Ugaoo that also lends you gardening help through your growing journey.
There are various players for flower seeds for sale online and not all of them give flower seeds online India cash on delivery, Ugaoo is one of the only companies providing this option.
Flower seeds for sale online are no different than the regular seeds. Ugaoo has a range of Indian and exotic flower seeds. Online flower seeds are also either annual or perennial and with proper care they grow every year and reward you with flowers every season.