GROW FROM SEED

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Garden Walkaround -

The cheap­est way to raise ve­g­ies is to grow them from seed, and you’ll also find a much wider range of va­ri­eties this way. But trans­plant­ing seedlings into the gar­den can be tricky, so grow ve­g­ies the easy way in Jiffy Pots. You’ll find them at nurs­eries and gar­den cen­tres.

Here’s how

STEP 1 Buy them as a kit which con­tains the pots of com­pressed, dried peat, a tray and a clear cover.

STEP 2 Pour warm wa­ter over the pots in the tray. In a few min­utes they ex­pand into lit­tle cylin­ders.

STEP 3 Place one seed in the hol­low in the top of each cylin­der and press into the moist soil.

STEP 4 Drain any ex­cess wa­ter, then put the clear plas­tic cover over the tray to make a mini green­house. Put in a warm spot out of full sun.

STEP 5 When seedlings emerge, re­move the cover and place the tray in sun. Keep moist. When seedlings are about 8cm tall, sim­ply plant out, peat pot and all.

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