13 Genius Seedling Hacks You’ll Wonder Why You Never Tried Before
Gardening can be a lovely hobby especially in this period of lockdowns and quarantines when it isn’t suitable to go anywhere but stay at home instead. Gardening is flexible to the point of having an outdoor conventional garden or even an indoor one. You could even grow stuff on your window sill. These amazing gardening hacks you are about to read in this article will show how you don’t need to get things growing outside immediately but can even do so indoors. Some of these seedling and gardening hacks will give an environment similar to a mini greenhouse to help seedlings and cuts grow.
1 Quick Mango Seed Sprouting
Once you finish eating a mango, don’t throw the seed away. If you open up a mango pit as it is called, you’ll find a large seed inside. Once you get off all the mushy and gooey lining, you can make the seed sprout faster.
Just wrap the seed in a paper towel sheet that is around 1 square in size. Spray some water on the seed after it is wrapped in the paper. Now place it in a plastic food storage bag that can be sealed. Within 5 days you’ll find it has sprouted enough to be planted.
2Use a sponge to sprout seeds
A wet sponge is an excellent thing for getting seeds to sprout faster. Just take a large soft sponge. Make two to three slits in them. Then place the seeds in each slit. Spray the covered seeds with water. Take a glass bowl and place upside down over the sponge, this will provide the same atmosphere as a domed greenhouse that keeps the moisture and warmth contained. Once growth starts, plant the sprouts accordingly in an outdoor garden or a pot.
3Glass, water, and plastic wrap
You can use a plastic wrap and a glass of water to get succulents or leaves to sprout. Just take a glass filled halfway with water, then secure a plastic wrap over it with a garter. Make a few slits in the wrap and then place the succulents or leaves into the slits but make sure they remain above the water with the major part being above the wrap. In a couple of weeks, you will see growth which you can then transfer to a pot.
4Cilantro in a colander
Take a clean napkin and place it in the bottom of a colander. Now sprinkle a handful or two of cilantro seeds on the napkin but keep them spread out. Now place another napkin on the seeds and spray with water but do not soak them. Place the colander with the seeds in a bowl of water and keep in the sun for 10 days to a month. The cilantro roots will slowly sprout with the water from below.