How to Grow Seedlings from Scratch: Video Series

How to Grow Seedlings from Scratch: Video Series

Here’s our first episode of our Simple Skills for Self-Sufficiency Video Series: raising seeds from scratch!

Raising seeds from scratch can be done anywhere. It doesn’t matter if you have a few square metres or a few acres.

Having the skills to turn seeds into edible plants is a pretty handy thing to know. Whether you’re looking for a productive new hobby or wanting to increase your household resilience.

Not only is raising seedlings at home much cheaper than buying store-raised ones, it is great fun. And a perfect activity for kids. It’s also great for anyone who wants to enjoy the soul-warming act of watching life spring forth from a seed. It’s truly magical.

In this video we cover:

  • what to use as pots
  • how to make your own seed raising mix
  • working out what to sow
  • seedling care

The video shows you how to start raising seeds from home with just stuff you already have to hand! There’s no need to go out and raid your local nursery.

  • You can use egg cartons, milk bottles or even just scrap paper for pots.
  • Seeds can be saved from plants which are already going to seed in your garden.
  • Seed raising mix can be made at home from compost, leaf mould and a dash of sand.

This video shows you just how easy it is to get right into growing without stepping out of your front door!

Want to know more?

If you really want to get into growing we’d recommend subscribing to Pip Magazine. In the magazine you get month-by-month growing guides, seed-saving instructions and heaps of other information about getting down and dirty in the garden.

We’ll be posting weekly videos in this series, so subscribe to our Youtube channel and turn on notifications to stay tuned on this journey.

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Comments (6)

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    Is there a transcription from any of your videos?
    We don’t have good reception or much download allowance/speed… just wondering if i could read the videos instead of watching??

    Mar 28, 2020 Reply
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    Excellent presentation. Thank you.
    Good simple pracical ideas.
    Keep up the good work.

    Eve Clarke
    Mar 28, 2020 Reply
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