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\n<\/p><\/div>"}, garden.org/courseweb/vegetables/CLASS3/c3p4.html. (Don't try to add compost to a homemade mix for your first project — it's more trouble than it's worth.). Nolina. The soil should be loose, light, and drain easily. Often this can be caused by a lack of light; the plants grow out really fast trying to reach a stronger light source. You just have to wait until the seeds or seed heads ripen. If your seed trays did not come with a cover, then you can make a miniature greenhouse instead, or grow seedlings in an old, covered aquarium. Do not handle the stem. Increase the amount of time spent outdoors by an hour or so each day. If you clone a female plant, you get a female plant. Plant a few seeds (preferably 2-4) as this increases the odds of producing a plant in that hole. Weeds will want to encroach while the area becomes established too, so you'll need diligence in your efforts to pull those. Different types of seeds have different requirements, so it will be impossible to cover every specific here, but the basics are generally all the same. It can be a change in temperature, a moisture level, or an increase in light. Research germination time and care for the vegetable you want to grow, whether you need to cover the seeds with soil for them to germinate or not (if the seed is the size of a bell pepper seed or bigger, cover with soil, otherwise don't), and whether you need to soak the seeds in water before planting. Your supplies can be anything from paper cups or paper egg cartons and clear plastic bags to tiny pots, peat pots, or seed-starting trays with a clear lid. A minimum of effort and your collection will also be replenished with a blooming instance. After your perennial flowers are established, they will not only begin blooming, but they will also grow larger every year. Step 1 Fill a large bowl with a solution of half water and half bleach. 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