Getting your seeds “spring-ready”

Spring is here, and also is the time to start thinking about growing seeds. Everyone has their own method of growing seeds, but the one I have found the most successful is using pellets. I tend to get the best results quicker, and I find it much easier to transplant.

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Getting started with pellets

What you will need:

  •  Pellets (such a Peat Pellets)
  •  Small plastic greenhouse (you can find these at stores like Home Depot , Canadian Tire, Dollarama – many even come with the pellets!)
  •  Seeds
  1. Put pellets in greenhouse and add water until they soak up water and enlarge
  2. Create a small hole in the middle of pellet, add seed and cover hole with soil
  3. Massage soil around the seed and ensure pellet fits well into its slot
  4. Cover greenhouse with supplied plastic, clear cover
  5. Put a well-lit location, such as a window sill
  6. Enjoy seeing your seeds grow!


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Don’t over water. The greenhouse maintains moisture fairly well so there is no need for daily watering. Keep an eye on the soil and if the pellet starts to get dry, lightly water or spray with water.

The Easter Bunny got into my plants!

Want to add some colour to your plants this easter? Try adding easter eggs! Decorating easter eggs can be a fun family activity and a great way to express creativity, one egg at a time. This weekend we spent some time decorating eggs using crayon shavings and food colouring. The results were lots of colour and personality. Add your eggs to some basic plants for some easter fun.Easter-Decorating

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