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How to Plant a Seed in a Pot

Last Updated: January 29, 2020 References

This article was co-authored by Andrew Carberry, MPH. Andrew Carberry has been working in food systems since 2008. He has a Masters in Public Health Nutrition and Public Health Planning and Administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

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Planting seeds in pots can be a great way to start a houseplant or indoor garden, or otherwise start seeds that you may later transplant into your garden. Starting seeds in pots does not need to be difficult, but it does require some planning and attention to ensure successful propagation of your new plant. Be sure to start the seeds carefully in a soil matrix meant for seedlings, and keep your new plants in sunny areas with proper exposure to heat and water.

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About This Article

Planting a seed in a pot is a great way to start both indoor and outdoor plants. To get started, you’ll need a seed starting tray or a large pot with drainage holes. Fill your starting tray or pot with a soil designed for starting seeds, dampen the soil, and plant your seeds in it. Follow the instructions on your seed packet for how deep and far apart your seeds should be. After you plant your seeds, keep them somewhere warm where they’ll receive plenty of sunlight. Water the soil whenever it starts to dry and turn the tray or pot 90 degrees every day to help your seeds grow. For more tips from our Gardening co-author, including how to fertilize your seeds, read on!

How to Plant a Seed in a Pot. Planting seeds in pots can be a great way to start a houseplant or indoor garden, or otherwise start seeds that you may later transplant into your garden. Starting seeds in pots does not need to be difficult,…