Common Mistakes While Indoor Gardening

4 Mistakes to Avoid While Gardening on a Patio

Many people love to start vegetable seeds inside before they plant them outside. This allows them to have fresh vegetables all summer long. However, many people make mistakes, and don’t have the success they’d like to.

In order to have a successful garden, here are some common mistakes that you need to avoid. 

Starting Too Early

One of the biggest mistakes that is made is starting seeds too early. If they get exposed to the chill in the air or soil, they will be less likely to sprout. They will also be more susceptible to pests and disease. 

Putting Them Out Too Early

Your seedlings will be ready to go outside about four to six weeks after getting started. This is another reason why you can’t start them too early. If they are ready to go out and the weather outside still isn’t warm enough, you could lose everything that you have worked so hard for. 

Planting Too Deep

Though most people think that you can just put your seeds into the potting mix and be fine, the truth is that it matters how deep you plant them. You will need to read the seed packet for everything that you plant so that they are more likely to sprout. 

Planting Too Many 

You also don’t want to plant too many seeds. If you do, you may struggle to maintain them. You may also not have enough space in your outside garden for all of your seedlings. Start small because you can always add more seeds later if you want. 

The most common mistakes that people make when beginning a garden indoors include: starting seeds too early, putting them outside too early, misjudging how deep they need to be planted, and planting too many in one container.

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For additional information on gardening indoors, you’ll want to check out this post here.

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