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Instructions for Planting Seeds

Updated April 17, 2017

When seeds have been planted properly, the end result will eventually be visible plant growth. Seeds can either be bought from a garden store or taken directly out of fruits and vegetables.

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What to Plant

Planting seeds depends on what it is that you want to grow. If you want to grow a single flower, you can plant it in a pot of soil indoors or outdoors. If you're planting grass seeds, they must be dropped on tilled soil outdoors. If you want to grow fruits or vegetables, plot out a small area outside and make it your garden. Realise that not every seed can be grown in a natural outdoor environment (e.g., coconut trees will not grow in Minnesota soil).

Where to Plant

Once you've decided what you want to plant, decide if you're going to plant it indoors or outdoors. A greenhouse can be used to grow plants year-round, but if you don't have access to one, wait until spring to plant your outdoor seeds. The easiest seeds to plant and grow indoors during the cold months are flowers. Do not plant seeds anywhere but on your own property.

How to Plant

When you have your seeds and the area you wish to plant them in, make sure the soil is loose. Use a shovel or tiller to loosen. Place your seeds onto the soil and lightly cover them with some of the loose dirt. Make sure to plant your seeds in a place that will receive sunlight. They won't grow without it. The most important step in planting a new seed is water. Water your soil a little bit every day. If you want your seed to grow more rapidly, place some fertiliser onto the soil as well.

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About the Author

Ron Augustine is a rookie freelance writer and producer who has worked primarily in radio and print media for Chicago Public Radio's Sound Opinions, Relevant Magazine, WMBI Chicago and the Burnside Writers Collective. He graduated Moody College in 2007 with a degree in Communications.

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