1. Start with high quality seed.
  2. Plant the seeds at the right depth for the type of plants you are growing.
  3. Place fertilizer or compost in soil before planting to provide added nutrients to your plants.
  4. Ensure soil is uniform in moisture and temperature before planting seeds.
  5. Space seeds appropriately, depending on what will be planted where once they have germinated and grown into a mature plant.
  6. Lightly water planted seeds every day until they sprout; then gradually reduce watering, depending on weather and soil conditions.
  7. Add mulch over bare ground around seedlings to prevent weeds from taking over and stealing valuable water and nutrients from your young plants.
  8. Monitor growth daily, looking out for signs of disease or insect infestation that could threaten your seedlings’ survival rates before they become established plants in your garden landscape designs.
  9. Thin overabundant seedlings (or transplant to other places!) if necessary to keep crowding from stunting growth or causing unhealthy competition among neighbors for light, air, and nutrient resources necessary for strong growth and healthy yields from what was just a tiny seed little more than one week ago!
  10. Enjoy watching your seeds taking root – literally – as you tend them through their first few weeks in moist soil, giving them protection from heat extremes or cold winds as needed until their roots become firmly embedded in the soil where each new generation of foliage awaits its chance to shine!