The Q&A Archives: Starting plants from seed

Question: I will be very short, I am trying to start some flores plants and some herbs form seed, how many seed shall y put in one pot. Some are very small and there is a lot left in the little envelope they come in. Thanks

Answer: You can sow several seeds in a single pot and then transplant them into larger pots or into the ground. I usually start my seeds in shallow trays - or even in paper egg cartons with each little section filled with seed starting mix or potting soil. After the seeds sprout and the seedlings begin to grow I allow them to develop two sets of leaves and then transplant them into little two inch pots or place 3-4 plants in a single 6 inch pot. This might work for you, too. Best wishes with your seeds!

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