Updated: Jun 15
Whilst Ethical Organic Seeds was originally made for experienced and professional growers, we don't want anyone to miss out on having a positive growing experience with us which is why we've created this blog post to help anyone new to gardening or Ethical Organic Seeds.
Basic for Beginners
Before you get started you need to keep your seeds in a safe place until you are ready to sow your seeds. Seed packets should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark area to make sure that your seeds last for as long as possible (this can be up to a year, but up to 5 years if in good conditions).
To get going with your sowing your seeds, firstly we recommend sowing all seeds inside in a propagator (see below) or in pots on a sunny windowsill. By having them nearby, it's easier to notice if the compost is drying out.
The easiest way to tell if you compost/seeds need water is by looking at the colour of the compost to see if it is a lighter colour and to check if the compost has lifted away from the sides of the pot/propagator module. If this is the case, you need to add some water to the compost/seeds.
Using an organic peat-free compost to germinate your seeds is the best way to ensure your seeds germinate as some composts can include pesticides that can interfere with germination. It is also a lot more environmentally friendly in comparison to non-organic or peat compost.
A Guide to Understanding the Information on Seed Packets
If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff if you need further clarification.