The first step in growing a sunflower is to germinate the seeds. You can either plant them directly into the soil or cover them with a layer of newspaper before planting. Make sure to avoid direct sunlight and frost for three weeks. You can also plant them in indirect light to prevent them from being damaged by direct sunlight. You can grow a single stem sunflower from a seed, but you must wait until the threat of frost has passed. Sunflowers require a lot of moisture and plenty of sun, so choose a sunny spot to plant your seedlings. WaterContinue reading
Sunflower sprouts can be easily grown from seed indoors in a jar and can be eaten raw or cooked.
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The primary difference between vermiculite and perlite is their density. Although both are excellent insulators, their contrasting properties make them unsuitable for plants that need regular watering. You can use either type depending on the conditions of your plants. There are also some minor differences in cost, appearance, and pH. Let’s look at the main differences between the two. Read on to learn more about each. If you’re planting seeds in a soil with a high pH, using vermiculite is preferable. But if you’re looking for a more acidic soil, a combination of perlite and vermiculite is ideal. In aContinue reading
Perlite is a lightweight, porous rock with thousands of tiny holes and cavities in its structure. It doesn’t crumble under light pressure and doesn’t decay, shrink, or cause plant damage. Its high pH keeps it clean and prevents overwatering. Gardeners often use it to improve the drainage properties of soil. Here are some benefits of perlite. Listed below are some of the ways that it helps your garden. Perlite is used most frequently as part of potting mix for container plants. It is particularly beneficial for tropical or desert plants that need aeration. It helps keep air in the soil,Continue reading
Many people are wondering what does vermiculite do in soil. It is a lightweight, flaky mineral that helps your plants absorb water. The best part about it is that you don’t have to worry about adding fertilizer. Just add it to the soil in the proportion of 25% to 50%, and your plants will thank you. When used as a soil amendment, it can reduce watering requirements and increase the speed of seed germination. Unlike other soil additives, it also protects seeds from heat. The main reason for using vermiculite in your soil is that it can retain more moistureContinue reading
There are many ways to preserve seeds for planting next year. The most common of these is to freeze them. This is better than storing them in the fridge as they can degrade faster. Another way is to store them in a freezer bag in a sealed plastic container. When storing them, bring them to room temperature before planting them. Most varieties of seeds will keep for three years or more. To preserve your seeds, first, dry them. This prevents the seeds from becoming moldy. Wet seed should be spread out on screens in a warm, dry location. If possible,Continue reading