Starting a garden with seeds is the least expensive way to go, but it can sometimes be the most difficult. There are a myriad of issues that can come up when starting from seed, no matter how experienced a grower is. These issues include: insufficient germination time, seeds that fail because they’re too old or have been stored improperly, seeds that are planted too deep, and soil without sufficient nutrients to support new growth.
When these problems arise, it can mean a loss of time an effort for the grower, and can cut into their expected yield for the season – leading to a lot of frustration and lost time.
This is why propagation kits such as the Q Plug 50 Count Propagation Kit are popular with growers to avoid these issues while still being able to start their grow from seed. The plugs provide more air porosity for better roots, more water control, and can be planted directly in the ground once the sprout is strong enough.
Now that the main issues with successfully growing from seed has been answered, it’s time to keep the seedlings growing strong. Getting the seeds to sprout was the easy part, but the seedlings are delicate and require daily attention to the soil moisture, temperature, light, and humidity.
To help protect your seedlings from chilly nighttime temperatures – even indoors – adding an iHort Humidity Dome will make one part of this process easier. The dome protects the tender new growth from unwelcome drafts and helps creates an optimal humidity environment for them. The iHort 7" Humidity Dome fits snugly on the 1020 carrier tray, and it has vents that allow for adjustment of humidity to support the growth of your seedlings.
Besides allowing light in and keeping moisture levels constant, the iHort Humidity Dome will further protect your seedlings from any pests that may try to creep in! This can be especially helpful if you have your iHort Humidity Dome outdoors to take advantage of the natural light, because birds are notorious for eating seedlings.
While it may seem like it would be simpler to head down to the nursery in spring to buy established plants for the garden, growing from seed means that you know everything that went into your grow from seed to harvest – a definite plus for anyone who wants to grow organic! An iHort Humidity Dome will bring your grow one step closer to a successful harvest.
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